149th meridian east

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149th meridian east

The meridian 149° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 149th meridian east forms a great circle with the 31st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 149th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 149°0′E / 90.000°N 149.000°E / 90.000; 149.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°44′N 149°0′E / 76.733°N 149.000°E / 76.733; 149.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha RepublicBennett Island
76°39′N 149°0′E / 76.650°N 149.000°E / 76.650; 149.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
75°13′N 149°0′E / 75.217°N 149.000°E / 75.217; 149.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic — island of New Siberia
74°43′N 149°0′E / 74.717°N 149.000°E / 74.717; 149.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
72°14′N 149°0′E / 72.233°N 149.000°E / 72.233; 149.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic
Magadan Oblast — from 64°26′N 149°0′E / 64.433°N 149.000°E / 64.433; 149.000 (Magadan Oblast)
59°27′N 149°0′E / 59.450°N 149.000°E / 59.450; 149.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Taui Bay
59°10′N 149°0′E / 59.167°N 149.000°E / 59.167; 149.000 (Russia)  Russia Magadan OblastSpafaryev Island
59°7′N 149°0′E / 59.117°N 149.000°E / 59.117; 149.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Passing just east of Iturup in the Kuril Islands (at 45°30′N 148°53′E / 45.500°N 148.883°E / 45.500; 148.883 (Iturup)), administered by  Russia (Sakhalin Oblast), but claimed by  Japan (Hokkaidō Prefecture)
45°30′N 149°0′E / 45.500°N 149.000°E / 45.500; 149.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Narage,  Papua New Guinea (at 4°32′S 149°6′E / 4.533°S 149.100°E / -4.533; 149.100 (Narage))
Passing just west of the island of Unea,  Papua New Guinea (at 4°53′S 149°6′E / 4.883°S 149.100°E / -4.883; 149.100 (Unea))
5°28′S 149°0′E / 5.467°S 149.000°E / -5.467; 149.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Britain
Arawe Islands — from 6°1′S 149°0′E / 6.017°S 149.000°E / -6.017; 149.000 (Arawe Islands)
6°9′S 149°0′E / 6.150°S 149.000°E / -6.150; 149.000 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
9°3′S 149°0′E / 9.050°S 149.000°E / -9.050; 149.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
10°16′S 149°0′E / 10.267°S 149.000°E / -10.267; 149.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Coral Sea — passing through  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
20°14′S 149°0′E / 20.233°S 149.000°E / -20.233; 149.000 (Australia)  Australia QueenslandWhitsunday Island
20°19′S 149°0′E / 20.317°S 149.000°E / -20.317; 149.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Coral Sea
20°55′S 149°0′E / 20.917°S 149.000°E / -20.917; 149.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 28°58′S 149°0′E / 28.967°S 149.000°E / -28.967; 149.000 (New South Wales)
Australian Capital Territory — from 35°12′S 149°0′E / 35.200°S 149.000°E / -35.200; 149.000 (Australian Capital Territory), passing just west of Canberra (at 35°20′S 149°7′E / 35.333°S 149.117°E / -35.333; 149.117 (Canberra))
New South Wales — from 35°54′S 149°0′E / 35.900°S 149.000°E / -35.900; 149.000 (New South Wales)
Victoria — from 37°7′S 149°0′E / 37.117°S 149.000°E / -37.117; 149.000 (Victoria)
37°47′S 149°0′E / 37.783°S 149.000°E / -37.783; 149.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 149°0′E / 60.000°S 149.000°E / -60.000; 149.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°21′S 149°0′E / 68.350°S 149.000°E / -68.350; 149.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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