68th meridian east

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68th meridian east

The meridian 68° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 68th meridian east forms a great circle with the 112th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 68th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 68°0′E / 90.000°N 68.000°E / 90.000; 68.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°0′N 68°0′E / 81.000°N 68.000°E / 81.000; 68.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
77°0′N 68°0′E / 77.000°N 68.000°E / 77.000; 68.000 (Russia)  Russia Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya
76°14′N 68°0′E / 76.233°N 68.000°E / 76.233; 68.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
71°31′N 68°0′E / 71.517°N 68.000°E / 71.517; 68.000 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula
69°28′N 68°0′E / 69.467°N 68.000°E / 69.467; 68.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea Baydaratskaya Bay
68°25′N 68°0′E / 68.417°N 68.000°E / 68.417; 68.000 (Russia)  Russia
54°57′N 68°0′E / 54.950°N 68.000°E / 54.950; 68.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
41°2′N 68°0′E / 41.033°N 68.000°E / 41.033; 68.000 (Uzbekistan)  Uzbekistan
40°51′N 68°0′E / 40.850°N 68.000°E / 40.850; 68.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 6 km
40°48′N 68°0′E / 40.800°N 68.000°E / 40.800; 68.000 (Uzbekistan)  Uzbekistan
39°36′N 68°0′E / 39.600°N 68.000°E / 39.600; 68.000 (Tajikistan)  Tajikistan
39°1′N 68°0′E / 39.017°N 68.000°E / 39.017; 68.000 (Uzbekistan)  Uzbekistan
37°42′N 68°0′E / 37.700°N 68.000°E / 37.700; 68.000 (Tajikistan)  Tajikistan
36°56′N 68°0′E / 36.933°N 68.000°E / 36.933; 68.000 (Afghanistan)  Afghanistan
31°39′N 68°0′E / 31.650°N 68.000°E / 31.650; 68.000 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Balochistan
Sindh
23°47′N 68°0′E / 23.783°N 68.000°E / 23.783; 68.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 68°0′E / 60.000°S 68.000°E / -60.000; 68.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°51′S 68°0′E / 67.850°S 68.000°E / -67.850; 68.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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