130th meridian east

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130th meridian east

The meridian 130° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, Australia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 130th meridian east forms a great circle with the 50th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 130th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 130°0′E / 90.000°N 130.000°E / 90.000; 130.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°14′N 130°0′E / 77.233°N 130.000°E / 77.233; 130.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
71°5′N 130°0′E / 71.083°N 130.000°E / 71.083; 130.000 (Russia)  Russia
49°0′N 130°0′E / 49.000°N 130.000°E / 49.000; 130.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from 43°51′N 130°0′E / 43.850°N 130.000°E / 43.850; 130.000 (Jilin)
42°58′N 130°0′E / 42.967°N 130.000°E / 42.967; 130.000 (North Korea)  North Korea
42°0′N 130°0′E / 42.000°N 130.000°E / 42.000; 130.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
33°27′N 130°0′E / 33.450°N 130.000°E / 33.450; 130.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Kyūshū
Saga Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture — from 33°2′N 130°0′E / 33.033°N 130.000°E / 33.033; 130.000 (Nagasaki)
32°45′N 130°0′E / 32.750°N 130.000°E / 32.750; 130.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
32°23′N 130°0′E / 32.383°N 130.000°E / 32.383; 130.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Shimoshima
Kumamoto Prefecture
32°14′N 130°0′E / 32.233°N 130.000°E / 32.233; 130.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea Passing just east of the Koshikijima Islands,  Japan (at 31°49′N 129°56′E / 31.817°N 129.933°E / 31.817; 129.933 (Koshikijima Islands))
Passing just east of the island of Kuroshima,  Japan (at 31°49′N 129°57′E / 31.817°N 129.950°E / 31.817; 129.950 (Kuroshima))
Passing just west of the island of Kuchinoerabujima,  Japan (at 30°28′N 130°8′E / 30.467°N 130.133°E / 30.467; 130.133 (Kuchinoerabujima))
30°0′N 130°0′E / 30.000°N 130.000°E / 30.000; 130.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Kuchinoshima,  Japan (at 29°57′N 129°56′E / 29.950°N 129.933°E / 29.950; 129.933 (Kuchinoshima))
28°21′N 130°0′E / 28.350°N 130.000°E / 28.350; 130.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Kikai
Kagoshima Prefecture
28°18′N 130°0′E / 28.300°N 130.000°E / 28.300; 130.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
0°14′N 130°0′E / 0.233°N 130.000°E / 0.233; 130.000 (Halmahera Sea) Halmahera Sea Passing by numerous small islands of  Indonesia
1°45′S 130°0′E / 1.750°S 130.000°E / -1.750; 130.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Misool
2°1′S 130°0′E / 2.017°S 130.000°E / -2.017; 130.000 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
2°59′S 130°0′E / 2.983°S 130.000°E / -2.983; 130.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Seram
3°29′S 130°0′E / 3.483°S 130.000°E / -3.483; 130.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing through the Banda Islands (at 4°33′S 130°0′E / 4.550°S 130.000°E / -4.550; 130.000 (Banda Islands))
6°18′S 130°0′E / 6.300°S 130.000°E / -6.300; 130.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Serua,  Indonesia
6°19′S 130°0′E / 6.317°S 130.000°E / -6.317; 130.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
7°42′S 130°0′E / 7.700°S 130.000°E / -7.700; 130.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Dawera
7°44′S 130°0′E / 7.733°S 130.000°E / -7.733; 130.000 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea Passing just west of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory,  Australia (at 11°47′S 130°1′E / 11.783°S 130.017°E / -11.783; 130.017 (Bathurst Island))
13°31′S 130°0′E / 13.517°S 130.000°E / -13.517; 130.000 (Australia)  Australia Northern Territory
South Australia — from 26°0′S 130°0′E / 26.000°S 130.000°E / -26.000; 130.000 (South Australia)
31°35′S 130°0′E / 31.583°S 130.000°E / -31.583; 130.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 130°0′E / 60.000°S 130.000°E / -60.000; 130.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
65°59′S 130°0′E / 65.983°S 130.000°E / -65.983; 130.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.