81st meridian east

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81st meridian east

The meridian 81° 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 81st meridian east forms a great circle with the 99th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 81st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 81°0′E / 90.000°N 81.000°E / 90.000; 81.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°7′N 81°0′E / 81.117°N 81.000°E / 81.117; 81.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
73°34′N 81°0′E / 73.567°N 81.000°E / 73.567; 81.000 (Russia)  Russia
72°24′N 81°0′E / 72.400°N 81.000°E / 72.400; 81.000 (Yenisei Gulf) Yenisei Gulf
71°56′N 81°0′E / 71.933°N 81.000°E / 71.933; 81.000 (Russia)  Russia
51°12′N 81°0′E / 51.200°N 81.000°E / 51.200; 81.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
45°10′N 81°0′E / 45.167°N 81.000°E / 45.167; 81.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Tibet
30°16′N 81°0′E / 30.267°N 81.000°E / 30.267; 81.000 (India)  India Uttarakhand - for about 7 km
30°12′N 81°0′E / 30.200°N 81.000°E / 30.200; 81.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
28°27′N 81°0′E / 28.450°N 81.000°E / 28.450; 81.000 (India)  India Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Maharashtra
Chhattisgarh
Andhra Pradesh
15°44′N 81°0′E / 15.733°N 81.000°E / 15.733; 81.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
8°56′N 81°0′E / 8.933°N 81.000°E / 8.933; 81.000 (Sri Lanka)  Sri Lanka
6°6′N 81°0′E / 6.100°N 81.000°E / 6.100; 81.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 81°0′E / 60.000°S 81.000°E / -60.000; 81.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°52′S 81°0′E / 67.867°S 81.000°E / -67.867; 81.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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