42nd meridian east

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42nd meridian east

The meridian 42° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 42nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 138th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 42nd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 42°0′E / 90.000°N 42.000°E / 90.000; 42.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°30′N 42°0′E / 80.500°N 42.000°E / 80.500; 42.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
68°29′N 42°0′E / 68.483°N 42.000°E / 68.483; 42.000 (White Sea) White Sea
66°23′N 42°0′E / 66.383°N 42.000°E / 66.383; 42.000 (Russia)  Russia
43°13′N 42°0′E / 43.217°N 42.000°E / 43.217; 42.000 (Abkhazia/Georgia)  Abkhazia or  Georgia Abkhazia is a partially recognised state. Most nations consider its territory to be part of Georgia.
43°1′N 42°0′E / 43.017°N 42.000°E / 43.017; 42.000 (Georgia)  Georgia
41°30′N 42°0′E / 41.500°N 42.000°E / 41.500; 42.000 (Turkey)  Turkey
37°10′N 42°0′E / 37.167°N 42.000°E / 37.167; 42.000 (Syria)  Syria
36°44′N 42°0′E / 36.733°N 42.000°E / 36.733; 42.000 (Iraq)  Iraq
31°9′N 42°0′E / 31.150°N 42.000°E / 31.150; 42.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
17°42′N 42°0′E / 17.700°N 42.000°E / 17.700; 42.000 (Red Sea) Red Sea
16°51′N 42°0′E / 16.850°N 42.000°E / 16.850; 42.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia Farasan Islands
16°38′N 42°0′E / 16.633°N 42.000°E / 16.633; 42.000 (Red Sea) Red Sea
13°48′N 42°0′E / 13.800°N 42.000°E / 13.800; 42.000 (Eritrea)  Eritrea
12°50′N 42°0′E / 12.833°N 42.000°E / 12.833; 42.000 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
11°52′N 42°0′E / 11.867°N 42.000°E / 11.867; 42.000 (Djibouti)  Djibouti
10°55′N 42°0′E / 10.917°N 42.000°E / 10.917; 42.000 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
4°6′N 42°0′E / 4.100°N 42.000°E / 4.100; 42.000 (Somalia)  Somalia
0°59′S 42°0′E / 0.983°S 42.000°E / -0.983; 42.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 42°0′E / 60.000°S 42.000°E / -60.000; 42.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°22′S 42°0′E / 68.367°S 42.000°E / -68.367; 42.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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