131st meridian east

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131st meridian east

The meridian 131° 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 131st meridian east forms a great circle with the 49th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 131st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 131°0′E / 90.000°N 131.000°E / 90.000; 131.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°7′N 131°0′E / 77.117°N 131.000°E / 77.117; 131.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
70°44′N 131°0′E / 70.733°N 131.000°E / 70.733; 131.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 56°10′N 131°0′E / 56.167°N 131.000°E / 56.167; 131.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
Amur Oblast — from 55°42′N 131°0′E / 55.700°N 131.000°E / 55.700; 131.000 (Amur Oblast)
Khabarovsk Krai — from 54°18′N 131°0′E / 54.300°N 131.000°E / 54.300; 131.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
Amur Oblast — from 53°49′N 131°0′E / 53.817°N 131.000°E / 53.817; 131.000 (Amur Oblast)
Khabarovsk Krai — from 51°10′N 131°0′E / 51.167°N 131.000°E / 51.167; 131.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
Amur Oblast — from 50°24′N 131°0′E / 50.400°N 131.000°E / 50.400; 131.000 (Amur Oblast)
Jewish Autonomous Oblast — from 48°58′N 131°0′E / 48.967°N 131.000°E / 48.967; 131.000 (Jewish Autonomous Oblast)
47°41′N 131°0′E / 47.683°N 131.000°E / 47.683; 131.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
44°52′N 131°0′E / 44.867°N 131.000°E / 44.867; 131.000 (Russia)  Russia Primorsky Krai — for about 6 km
44°48′N 131°0′E / 44.800°N 131.000°E / 44.800; 131.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from 43°29′N 131°0′E / 43.483°N 131.000°E / 43.483; 131.000 (Jilin)
42°51′N 131°0′E / 42.850°N 131.000°E / 42.850; 131.000 (Russia)  Russia Primorsky Krai
42°38′N 131°0′E / 42.633°N 131.000°E / 42.633; 131.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan Passing just east of the island of Ulleungdo,  South Korea (at 37°30′N 130°55′E / 37.500°N 130.917°E / 37.500; 130.917 (Ulleungdo))
Passing just west of the island of Mishima, Yamaguchi Prefecture,  Japan (at 34°47′N 131°7′E / 34.783°N 131.117°E / 34.783; 131.117 (Mishima))
34°26′N 131°0′E / 34.433°N 131.000°E / 34.433; 131.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū, Yamaguchi Prefecture
33°59′N 131°0′E / 33.983°N 131.000°E / 33.983; 131.000 (Kanmon Straits) Kanmon Straits
33°57′N 131°0′E / 33.950°N 131.000°E / 33.950; 131.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Kyūshū
Fukuoka Prefecture
Ōita Prefecture — from 33°31′N 131°0′E / 33.517°N 131.000°E / 33.517; 131.000 (Ōita)
Kumamoto Prefecture — from 33°10′N 131°0′E / 33.167°N 131.000°E / 33.167; 131.000 (Kumamoto)
— Ōita Prefecture — from 33°7′N 131°0′E / 33.117°N 131.000°E / 33.117; 131.000 (Ōita)
— Kumamoto Prefecture — from 33°1′N 131°0′E / 33.017°N 131.000°E / 33.017; 131.000 (Kumamoto)
Miyazaki Prefecture — from 32°9′N 131°0′E / 32.150°N 131.000°E / 32.150; 131.000 (Miyazaki)
Kagoshima Prefecture — from 31°44′N 131°0′E / 31.733°N 131.000°E / 31.733; 131.000 (Kagoshima)
31°11′N 131°0′E / 31.183°N 131.000°E / 31.183; 131.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
30°44′N 131°0′E / 30.733°N 131.000°E / 30.733; 131.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture
30°32′N 131°0′E / 30.533°N 131.000°E / 30.533; 131.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Minami Daitō, Okinawa Prefecture,  Japan (at 25°50′N 131°12′E / 25.833°N 131.200°E / 25.833; 131.200 (Minami Ddaitō))
Passing just west of the island of Oki Daitō, Okinawa Prefecture,  Japan (at 24°28′N 131°11′E / 24.467°N 131.183°E / 24.467; 131.183 (Oki Daitō))
Passing just west of the island of Tobi,  Palau (at 3°0′N 131°7′E / 3.000°N 131.117°E / 3.000; 131.117 (Tobi))
Passing just west of the Asia Islands,  Indonesia (at 1°0′N 131°13′E / 1.000°N 131.217°E / 1.000; 131.217 (Asia Islands))
Passing just west of the Ayu Islands,  Indonesia (at 3°23′N 131°1′E / 3.383°N 131.017°E / 3.383; 131.017 (Ayu Islands))
0°3′S 131°0′E / 0.050°S 131.000°E / -0.050; 131.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Waigeo
0°21′S 131°0′E / 0.350°S 131.000°E / -0.350; 131.000 (Dampier Strait) Dampier Strait
0°56′S 131°0′E / 0.933°S 131.000°E / -0.933; 131.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Salawati and New Guinea
1°28′S 131°0′E / 1.467°S 131.000°E / -1.467; 131.000 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea Passing just east of the island of Seram,  Indonesia (at 3°35′S 130°52′E / 3.583°S 130.867°E / -3.583; 130.867 (Seram))
3°54′S 131°0′E / 3.900°S 131.000°E / -3.900; 131.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
7°26′S 131°0′E / 7.433°S 131.000°E / -7.433; 131.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Wuliaru
7°30′S 131°0′E / 7.500°S 131.000°E / -7.500; 131.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
7°40′S 131°0′E / 7.667°S 131.000°E / -7.667; 131.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Seira
7°44′S 131°0′E / 7.733°S 131.000°E / -7.733; 131.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
8°6′S 131°0′E / 8.100°S 131.000°E / -8.100; 131.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Selaru
8°13′S 131°0′E / 8.217°S 131.000°E / -8.217; 131.000 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
9°3′S 131°0′E / 9.050°S 131.000°E / -9.050; 131.000 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
11°21′S 131°0′E / 11.350°S 131.000°E / -11.350; 131.000 (Australia)  Australia Northern TerritoryMelville Island
11°54′S 131°0′E / 11.900°S 131.000°E / -11.900; 131.000 (Clarence Strait) Clarence Strait
12°10′S 131°0′E / 12.167°S 131.000°E / -12.167; 131.000 (Australia)  Australia Northern Territory
South Australia — from 26°0′S 131°0′E / 26.000°S 131.000°E / -26.000; 131.000 (South Australia)
31°33′S 131°0′E / 31.550°S 131.000°E / -31.550; 131.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 131°0′E / 60.000°S 131.000°E / -60.000; 131.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°6′S 131°0′E / 66.100°S 131.000°E / -66.100; 131.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also[edit]

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.