48th meridian east

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48th meridian east

The meridian 48° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 48th meridian east forms a great circle with the 132nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 48th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 48°0′E / 90.000°N 48.000°E / 90.000; 48.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°48′N 48°0′E / 80.800°N 48.000°E / 80.800; 48.000 (Russia)  Russia Island of Alexandra Land, Franz Josef Land
80°43′N 48°0′E / 80.717°N 48.000°E / 80.717; 48.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Cambridge Channel
80°32′N 48°0′E / 80.533°N 48.000°E / 80.533; 48.000 (Russia)  Russia Island of Zemlya Georga, Franz Josef Land
80°4′N 48°0′E / 80.067°N 48.000°E / 80.067; 48.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Passing just west of the island of Kolguyev,  Russia
67°38′N 48°0′E / 67.633°N 48.000°E / 67.633; 48.000 (Russia)  Russia
50°9′N 48°0′E / 50.150°N 48.000°E / 50.150; 48.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
47°46′N 48°0′E / 47.767°N 48.000°E / 47.767; 48.000 (Russia)  Russia
45°42′N 48°0′E / 45.700°N 48.000°E / 45.700; 48.000 (Caspian Sea) Caspian Sea
42°24′N 48°0′E / 42.400°N 48.000°E / 42.400; 48.000 (Russia)  Russia
41°24′N 48°0′E / 41.400°N 48.000°E / 41.400; 48.000 (Azerbaijan)  Azerbaijan
39°41′N 48°0′E / 39.683°N 48.000°E / 39.683; 48.000 (Iran)  Iran
31°0′N 48°0′E / 31.000°N 48.000°E / 31.000; 48.000 (Iraq)  Iraq The meridian runs parallel to the border with Iran, which is about 3km to the east
30°0′N 48°0′E / 30.000°N 48.000°E / 30.000; 48.000 (Kuwait)  Kuwait
29°34′N 48°0′E / 29.567°N 48.000°E / 29.567; 48.000 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Kuwait Bay
29°23′N 48°0′E / 29.383°N 48.000°E / 29.383; 48.000 (Kuwait)  Kuwait Passing through Kuwait City
28°32′N 48°0′E / 28.533°N 48.000°E / 28.533; 48.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
17°51′N 48°0′E / 17.850°N 48.000°E / 17.850; 48.000 (Yemen)  Yemen
14°3′N 48°0′E / 14.050°N 48.000°E / 14.050; 48.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden
11°7′N 48°0′E / 11.117°N 48.000°E / 11.117; 48.000 (Somalia)  Somalia
4°31′N 48°0′E / 4.517°N 48.000°E / 4.517; 48.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of Astove Island,  Seychelles
13°32′S 48°0′E / 13.533°S 48.000°E / -13.533; 48.000 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
22°12′S 48°0′E / 22.200°S 48.000°E / -22.200; 48.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 48°0′E / 60.000°S 48.000°E / -60.000; 48.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°17′S 48°0′E / 67.283°S 48.000°E / -67.283; 48.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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