96th meridian east

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96th meridian east

The meridian 96° 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 96th meridian east forms a great circle with the 84th 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 96°0′E / 90.000°N 96.000°E / 90.000; 96.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°10′N 96°0′E / 81.167°N 96.000°E / 81.167; 96.000 (Russia)  Russia Komsomolets Island and October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya
78°59′N 96°0′E / 78.983°N 96.000°E / 78.983; 96.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
77°6′N 96°0′E / 77.100°N 96.000°E / 77.100; 96.000 (Russia)  Russia The Nordenskiöld Archipelago and the mainland
49°59′N 96°0′E / 49.983°N 96.000°E / 49.983; 96.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
43°11′N 96°0′E / 43.183°N 96.000°E / 43.183; 96.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Gansu
Qinghai
Tibet
29°22′N 96°0′E / 29.367°N 96.000°E / 29.367; 96.000 (India)  India Arunachal Pradesh - partly claimed by  People's Republic of China
27°8′N 96°0′E / 27.133°N 96.000°E / 27.133; 96.000 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
16°14′N 96°0′E / 16.233°N 96.000°E / 16.233; 96.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
5°21′N 96°0′E / 5.350°N 96.000°E / 5.350; 96.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Java
4°14′N 96°0′E / 4.233°N 96.000°E / 4.233; 96.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
2°47′N 96°0′E / 2.783°N 96.000°E / 2.783; 96.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Simeulue
2°34′N 96°0′E / 2.567°N 96.000°E / 2.567; 96.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 96°0′E / 60.000°S 96.000°E / -60.000; 96.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
65°1′N 96°0′E / 65.017°N 96.000°E / 65.017; 96.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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