141st meridian east

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141st meridian east
In Australia the meridian defines part of the border of South Australia with Queensland, all of its border with New South Wales, and it approximates its border with Victoria.

The 141st meridian 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 141st meridian east forms a great circle with the 39th meridian west.

As a border[edit]

On the island of New Guinea, the meridian defines part of the land border between Indonesia on the west and Papua New Guinea on the east. The Fly River forms the border where it flows west of the 141st meridian. South of the Fly, the border runs slightly to the east of, and parallel to, the meridian (see Indonesia–Papua New Guinea relations).

In Australia it forms the eastern boundary of the state of South Australia, bordering Queensland and New South Wales. The border between South Australia and Victoria was originally proclaimed to be exactly on the 141st meridian, but measurement errors resulted in the present border being about 3.6 km west of this line at 140°57'45" (see South Australia–Victoria border dispute).

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 141st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 141°0′E / 90.000°N 141.000°E / 90.000; 141.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°1′N 141°0′E / 76.017°N 141.000°E / 76.017; 141.000 (Russia)  Russia Bunge Land, New Siberian Islands
74°54′N 141°0′E / 74.900°N 141.000°E / 74.900; 141.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Sannikov Strait
74°15′N 141°0′E / 74.250°N 141.000°E / 74.250; 141.000 (Russia)  Russia Little Lyakhovsky Island, New Siberian Islands
73°59′N 141°0′E / 73.983°N 141.000°E / 73.983; 141.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Sannikov Strait
73°47′N 141°0′E / 73.783°N 141.000°E / 73.783; 141.000 (Russia)  Russia Great Lyakhovsky Island, New Siberian Islands
73°23′N 141°0′E / 73.383°N 141.000°E / 73.383; 141.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Laptev Strait
72°52′N 141°0′E / 72.867°N 141.000°E / 72.867; 141.000 (Russia)  Russia
72°42′N 141°0′E / 72.700°N 141.000°E / 72.700; 141.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
72°33′N 141°0′E / 72.550°N 141.000°E / 72.550; 141.000 (Russia)  Russia
58°25′N 141°0′E / 58.417°N 141.000°E / 58.417; 141.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
53°24′N 141°0′E / 53.400°N 141.000°E / 53.400; 141.000 (Russia)  Russia
51°40′N 141°0′E / 51.667°N 141.000°E / 51.667; 141.000 (Strait of Tartary) Strait of Tartary Passing just west of Moneron Island,  Russia (at 46°13′N 141°11′E / 46.217°N 141.183°E / 46.217; 141.183 (Moneron Island))
45°26′N 141°0′E / 45.433°N 141.000°E / 45.433; 141.000 (Japan)  Japan Rebun Island
45°21′N 141°0′E / 45.350°N 141.000°E / 45.350; 141.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
43°14′N 141°0′E / 43.233°N 141.000°E / 43.233; 141.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
42°18′N 141°0′E / 42.300°N 141.000°E / 42.300; 141.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Uchiura Bay
41°54′N 141°0′E / 41.900°N 141.000°E / 41.900; 141.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of HokkaidōOshima Peninsula
41°43′N 141°0′E / 41.717°N 141.000°E / 41.717; 141.000 (Tsugaru Strait) Tsugaru Strait
41°29′N 141°0′E / 41.483°N 141.000°E / 41.483; 141.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of HonshūShimokita Peninsula
41°11′N 141°0′E / 41.183°N 141.000°E / 41.183; 141.000 (Mutsu Bay) Mutsu Bay
40°56′N 141°0′E / 40.933°N 141.000°E / 40.933; 141.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
38°14′N 141°0′E / 38.233°N 141.000°E / 38.233; 141.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Sendai Bay
37°46′N 141°0′E / 37.767°N 141.000°E / 37.767; 141.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
37°6′N 141°0′E / 37.100°N 141.000°E / 37.100; 141.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Nishinoshima,  Japan (at 27°15′N 140°54′E / 27.250°N 140.900°E / 27.250; 140.900 (Nishinoshima))
2°36′S 141°0′E / 2.600°S 141.000°E / -2.600; 141.000 (Indonesia / Papua New Guinea border)  Indonesia /  Papua New Guinea border
6°19′S 141°0′E / 6.317°S 141.000°E / -6.317; 141.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea The border diverts west to follow the Fly River
6°53′S 141°0′E / 6.883°S 141.000°E / -6.883; 141.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia The border with  Papua New Guinea runs parallel to the meridian, about 2 km to the east
9°7′S 141°0′E / 9.117°S 141.000°E / -9.117; 141.000 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
11°2′S 141°0′E / 11.033°S 141.000°E / -11.033; 141.000 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria
16°57′S 141°0′E / 16.950°S 141.000°E / -16.950; 141.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
South Australia / Queensland border — from 26°0′S 141°0′E / 26.000°S 141.000°E / -26.000; 141.000 (South Australia/Queensland border)
South Australia / New South Wales border — from 29°0′S 141°0′E / 29.000°S 141.000°E / -29.000; 141.000 (South Australia/New South Wales border)
Victoria — from 34°1′S 141°0′E / 34.017°S 141.000°E / -34.017; 141.000 (South Australia/Queensland border), the border with South Australia runs parallel to the meridian, about 3 km to the west (see above)
38°4′S 141°0′E / 38.067°S 141.000°E / -38.067; 141.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 141°0′E / 60.000°S 141.000°E / -60.000; 141.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°46′S 141°0′E / 66.767°S 141.000°E / -66.767; 141.000 (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.