137th meridian east

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137th meridian east

The meridian 137° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 137th meridian east forms a great circle with the 43rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 137th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 137°0′E / 90.000°N 137.000°E / 90.000; 137.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°26′N 137°0′E / 76.433°N 137.000°E / 76.433; 137.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
75°21′N 137°0′E / 75.350°N 137.000°E / 75.350; 137.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha RepublicKotelny Island, New Siberian Islands
75°14′N 137°0′E / 75.233°N 137.000°E / 75.233; 137.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
71°28′N 137°0′E / 71.467°N 137.000°E / 71.467; 137.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 59°26′N 137°0′E / 59.433°N 137.000°E / 59.433; 137.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
55°47′N 137°0′E / 55.783°N 137.000°E / 55.783; 137.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
55°5′N 137°0′E / 55.083°N 137.000°E / 55.083; 137.000 (Russia)  Russia Khabarovsk KraiFeklistova Island
54°54′N 137°0′E / 54.900°N 137.000°E / 54.900; 137.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
53°50′N 137°0′E / 53.833°N 137.000°E / 53.833; 137.000 (Russia)  Russia Khabarovsk Krai
Primorsky Krai — from 47°18′N 137°0′E / 47.300°N 137.000°E / 47.300; 137.000 (Primorsky Krai)
45°18′N 137°0′E / 45.300°N 137.000°E / 45.300; 137.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
37°25′N 137°0′E / 37.417°N 137.000°E / 37.417; 137.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
Ishikawa Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture — from 36°58′N 137°0′E / 36.967°N 137.000°E / 36.967; 137.000 (Toyama)
Gifu Prefecture — from 36°17′N 137°0′E / 36.283°N 137.000°E / 36.283; 137.000 (Gifu)
Aichi Prefecture — from 35°23′N 137°0′E / 35.383°N 137.000°E / 35.383; 137.000 (Aichi)
34°49′N 137°0′E / 34.817°N 137.000°E / 34.817; 137.000 (Mikawa Bay) Mikawa Bay
34°33′N 137°0′E / 34.550°N 137.000°E / 34.550; 137.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
1°50′S 137°0′E / 1.833°S 137.000°E / -1.833; 137.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Kurudu
1°51′S 137°0′E / 1.850°S 137.000°E / -1.850; 137.000 (Cenderawasih Bay) Cenderawasih Bay
2°7′S 137°0′E / 2.117°S 137.000°E / -2.117; 137.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
4°56′S 137°0′E / 4.933°S 137.000°E / -4.933; 137.000 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
12°20′S 137°0′E / 12.333°S 137.000°E / -12.333; 137.000 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria Passing just east of Groote Eylandt,  Australia (at 14°15′S 136°57′E / 14.250°S 136.950°E / -14.250; 136.950 (Groote Eylandt))
15°35′S 137°0′E / 15.583°S 137.000°E / -15.583; 137.000 (Australia)  Australia Northern TerritoryVanderlin Island and the mainland
South Australia — from 26°0′S 137°0′E / 26.000°S 137.000°E / -26.000; 137.000 (Gulf of Carpentaria)
33°44′S 137°0′E / 33.733°S 137.000°E / -33.733; 137.000 (Spencer Gulf) Spencer Gulf
34°56′S 137°0′E / 34.933°S 137.000°E / -34.933; 137.000 (Australia)  Australia South AustraliaYorke Peninsula
35°13′S 137°0′E / 35.217°S 137.000°E / -35.217; 137.000 (Investigator Strait) Investigator Strait
35°40′S 137°0′E / 35.667°S 137.000°E / -35.667; 137.000 (Australia)  Australia South AustraliaKangaroo Island
36°1′S 137°0′E / 36.017°S 137.000°E / -36.017; 137.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 137°0′E / 60.000°S 137.000°E / -60.000; 137.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°19′S 137°0′E / 66.317°S 137.000°E / -66.317; 137.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by  France

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.