85th meridian east

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85th meridian east

The meridian 85° 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 85th meridian east forms a great circle with the 95th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 85th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 85°0′E / 90.000°N 85.000°E / 90.000; 85.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°8′N 85°0′E / 81.133°N 85.000°E / 81.133; 85.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
74°35′N 85°0′E / 74.583°N 85.000°E / 74.583; 85.000 (Russia)  Russia Plavnikovyye Islands
74°17′N 85°0′E / 74.283°N 85.000°E / 74.283; 85.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
73°42′N 85°0′E / 73.700°N 85.000°E / 73.700; 85.000 (Russia)  Russia
50°3′N 85°0′E / 50.050°N 85.000°E / 50.050; 85.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 6 km
50°0′N 85°0′E / 50.000°N 85.000°E / 50.000; 85.000 (Russia)  Russia For about 11 km
49°54′N 85°0′E / 49.900°N 85.000°E / 49.900; 85.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
46°55′N 85°0′E / 46.917°N 85.000°E / 46.917; 85.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Tibet
28°36′N 85°0′E / 28.600°N 85.000°E / 28.600; 85.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
26°54′N 85°0′E / 26.900°N 85.000°E / 26.900; 85.000 (India)  India Bihar
Jharkhand
Orissa
19°19′N 85°0′E / 19.317°N 85.000°E / 19.317; 85.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 85°0′E / 60.000°S 85.000°E / -60.000; 85.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°21′S 85°0′E / 66.350°S 85.000°E / -66.350; 85.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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