88th meridian east

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88th meridian east

The meridian 88° 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 88th meridian east forms a great circle with the 92nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 88th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 88°0′E / 90.000°N 88.000°E / 90.000; 88.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°8′N 88°0′E / 81.133°N 88.000°E / 81.133; 88.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
75°38′N 88°0′E / 75.633°N 88.000°E / 75.633; 88.000 (Russia)  Russia Ringnes Island
75°37′N 88°0′E / 75.617°N 88.000°E / 75.617; 88.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
75°7′N 88°0′E / 75.117°N 88.000°E / 75.117; 88.000 (Russia)  Russia
49°13′N 88°0′E / 49.217°N 88.000°E / 49.217; 88.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
48°46′N 88°0′E / 48.767°N 88.000°E / 48.767; 88.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang - for about 15 km
48°37′N 88°0′E / 48.617°N 88.000°E / 48.617; 88.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia For about 6 km
48°34′N 88°0′E / 48.567°N 88.000°E / 48.567; 88.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Tibet
27°55′N 88°0′E / 27.917°N 88.000°E / 27.917; 88.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
27°10′N 88°0′E / 27.167°N 88.000°E / 27.167; 88.000 (India)  India West Bengal - for about 6 km
27°6′N 88°0′E / 27.100°N 88.000°E / 27.100; 88.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
26°22′N 88°0′E / 26.367°N 88.000°E / 26.367; 88.000 (India)  India Bihar
West Bengal
Bihar
West Bengal
21°53′N 88°0′E / 21.883°N 88.000°E / 21.883; 88.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 88°0′E / 60.000°S 88.000°E / -60.000; 88.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°0′S 88°0′E / 66.000°S 88.000°E / -66.000; 88.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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