79th meridian east

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79th meridian east

The meridian 79° 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 79th meridian east forms a great circle with the 101st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 79th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 79°0′E / 90.000°N 79.000°E / 90.000; 79.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°7′N 79°0′E / 81.117°N 79.000°E / 81.117; 79.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea Passing just west of Ushakov Island,  Russia
Passing just west of Uyedineniya Island,  Russia
73°15′N 79°0′E / 73.250°N 79.000°E / 73.250; 79.000 (Russia)  Russia Nosok Island
73°14′N 79°0′E / 73.233°N 79.000°E / 73.233; 79.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
73°1′N 79°0′E / 73.017°N 79.000°E / 73.017; 79.000 (Russia)  Russia Sibiryakov Island
72°44′N 79°0′E / 72.733°N 79.000°E / 72.733; 79.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea Yenisei Gulf
72°22′N 79°0′E / 72.367°N 79.000°E / 72.367; 79.000 (Russia)  Russia
52°7′N 79°0′E / 52.117°N 79.000°E / 52.117; 79.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan Passing through Lake Balkhash
42°47′N 79°0′E / 42.783°N 79.000°E / 42.783; 79.000 (Kyrgyzstan)  Kyrgyzstan
41°39′N 79°0′E / 41.650°N 79.000°E / 41.650; 79.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
35°55′N 79°0′E / 35.917°N 79.000°E / 35.917; 79.000 (Aksai Chin) Aksai Chin Disputed between  India and  People's Republic of China
34°1′N 79°0′E / 34.017°N 79.000°E / 34.017; 79.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Tibet
33°48′N 79°0′E / 33.800°N 79.000°E / 33.800; 79.000 (Aksai Chin) Aksai Chin Disputed between  India and  People's Republic of China
33°36′N 79°0′E / 33.600°N 79.000°E / 33.600; 79.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Tibet
33°20′N 79°0′E / 33.333°N 79.000°E / 33.333; 79.000 (India)  India Jammu and Kashmir - claimed by  Pakistan
32°22′N 79°0′E / 32.367°N 79.000°E / 32.367; 79.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Tibet
31°20′N 79°0′E / 31.333°N 79.000°E / 31.333; 79.000 (Aksai Chin) Aksai Chin Disputed between  India and  People's Republic of China
31°6′N 79°0′E / 31.100°N 79.000°E / 31.100; 79.000 (India)  India Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
9°42′N 79°0′E / 9.700°N 79.000°E / 9.700; 79.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Palk Strait
9°21′N 79°0′E / 9.350°N 79.000°E / 9.350; 79.000 (India)  India Tamil Nadu
9°16′N 79°0′E / 9.267°N 79.000°E / 9.267; 79.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 79°0′E / 60.000°S 79.000°E / -60.000; 79.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°17′S 79°0′E / 68.283°S 79.000°E / -68.283; 79.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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