60th meridian east

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60th meridian east

The meridian 60° 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 60th meridian east forms a great circle with the 120th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 60th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 60°0′E / 90.000°N 60.000°E / 90.000; 60.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°18′N 60°0′E / 81.300°N 60.000°E / 81.300; 60.000 (Russia)  Russia Hofmann Island, Wilczek Island and Salm Island, Franz Josef Land
79°53′N 60°0′E / 79.883°N 60.000°E / 79.883; 60.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
76°7′N 60°0′E / 76.117°N 60.000°E / 76.117; 60.000 (Russia)  Russia Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya
74°42′N 60°0′E / 74.700°N 60.000°E / 74.700; 60.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
70°5′N 60°0′E / 70.083°N 60.000°E / 70.083; 60.000 (Russia)  Russia Vaygach Island
69°41′N 60°0′E / 69.683°N 60.000°E / 69.683; 60.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Pechora Sea
68°41′N 60°0′E / 68.683°N 60.000°E / 68.683; 60.000 (Russia)  Russia
50°49′N 60°0′E / 50.817°N 60.000°E / 50.817; 60.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan The border with Uzbekistan is in the Aral Sea
44°55′N 60°0′E / 44.917°N 60.000°E / 44.917; 60.000 (Kazakhstan)  Uzbekistan
42°13′N 60°0′E / 42.217°N 60.000°E / 42.217; 60.000 (Turkmenistan)  Turkmenistan For about 6km
42°9′N 60°0′E / 42.150°N 60.000°E / 42.150; 60.000 (Kazakhstan)  Uzbekistan For about 6km
42°5′N 60°0′E / 42.083°N 60.000°E / 42.083; 60.000 (Turkmenistan)  Turkmenistan For about 9km
42°0′N 60°0′E / 42.000°N 60.000°E / 42.000; 60.000 (Kazakhstan)  Uzbekistan For about 5km
41°57′N 60°0′E / 41.950°N 60.000°E / 41.950; 60.000 (Turkmenistan)  Turkmenistan
37°2′N 60°0′E / 37.033°N 60.000°E / 37.033; 60.000 (Iran)  Iran
25°23′N 60°0′E / 25.383°N 60.000°E / 25.383; 60.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of the coast of  Oman
60°0′S 60°0′E / 60.000°S 60.000°E / -60.000; 60.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°24′S 60°0′E / 67.400°S 60.000°E / -67.400; 60.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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