56th meridian east

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56th meridian east

The meridian 56° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The westernmost part of the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is defined by the meridian.

The 56th meridian east forms a great circle with the 124th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 56th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 56°0′E / 90.000°N 56.000°E / 90.000; 56.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°18′N 56°0′E / 81.300°N 56.000°E / 81.300; 56.000 (Russia)  Russia Islands of Jackson, Salisbury, Champ, Alger and MacKlintok, Franz Josef Land
80°4′N 56°0′E / 80.067°N 56.000°E / 80.067; 56.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
75°11′N 56°0′E / 75.183°N 56.000°E / 75.183; 56.000 (Russia)  Russia Severny Island and Yuzhny Island, Novaya Zemlya
72°46′N 56°0′E / 72.767°N 56.000°E / 72.767; 56.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
71°21′N 56°0′E / 71.350°N 56.000°E / 71.350; 56.000 (Russia)  Russia Yuzhny Island, Novaya Zemlya
70°34′N 56°0′E / 70.567°N 56.000°E / 70.567; 56.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Pechora Sea
68°38′N 56°0′E / 68.633°N 56.000°E / 68.633; 56.000 (Russia)  Russia
50°42′N 56°0′E / 50.700°N 56.000°E / 50.700; 56.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
45°0′N 56°0′E / 45.000°N 56.000°E / 45.000; 56.000 (Kazakhstan / Uzbekistan border)  Kazakhstan /  Uzbekistan border
41°19′N 56°0′E / 41.317°N 56.000°E / 41.317; 56.000 (Turkmenistan)  Turkmenistan
38°4′N 56°0′E / 38.067°N 56.000°E / 38.067; 56.000 (Iran)  Iran
27°5′N 56°0′E / 27.083°N 56.000°E / 27.083; 56.000 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Clarence Strait
26°57′N 56°0′E / 26.950°N 56.000°E / 26.950; 56.000 (Iran)  Iran Island of Qeshm
26°45′N 56°0′E / 26.750°N 56.000°E / 26.750; 56.000 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Strait of Hormuz
25°52′N 56°0′E / 25.867°N 56.000°E / 25.867; 56.000 (United Arab Emirates)  United Arab Emirates
24°58′N 56°0′E / 24.967°N 56.000°E / 24.967; 56.000 (Oman)  Oman For about 9 km
24°53′N 56°0′E / 24.883°N 56.000°E / 24.883; 56.000 (United Arab Emirates)  United Arab Emirates For about 4 km
24°51′N 56°0′E / 24.850°N 56.000°E / 24.850; 56.000 (Oman)  Oman
24°7′N 56°0′E / 24.117°N 56.000°E / 24.117; 56.000 (United Arab Emirates)  United Arab Emirates For about 6 km
24°4′N 56°0′E / 24.067°N 56.000°E / 24.067; 56.000 (Oman)  Oman
17°55′N 56°0′E / 17.917°N 56.000°E / 17.917; 56.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Khuriya Muriya Bay
17°31′N 56°0′E / 17.517°N 56.000°E / 17.517; 56.000 (Oman)  Oman Island of Al-Hallaniyah
17°29′N 56°0′E / 17.483°N 56.000°E / 17.483; 56.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of the islands of La Digue and Frégate,  Seychelles
Passing just west of the island of Coëtivy,  Seychelles
Passing just east of the island of Réunion,  France
60°0′S 56°0′E / 60.000°S 56.000°E / -60.000; 56.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°10′S 56°0′E / 66.167°S 56.000°E / -66.167; 56.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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