90th meridian east

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90th meridian east

The meridian 90° 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 Ninety East Ridge is named after the meridian.

The 90th meridian east forms a great circle with the 90th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 90th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 90°0′E / 90.000°N 90.000°E / 90.000; 90.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°9′N 90°0′E / 81.150°N 90.000°E / 81.150; 90.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea Passing just west of Schmidt Island,  Russia
77°7′N 90°0′E / 77.117°N 90.000°E / 77.117; 90.000 (Russia)  Russia Kirov Islands
77°6′N 90°0′E / 77.100°N 90.000°E / 77.100; 90.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
75°33′N 90°0′E / 75.550°N 90.000°E / 75.550; 90.000 (Russia)  Russia
50°1′N 90°0′E / 50.017°N 90.000°E / 50.017; 90.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia Bayan-Ölgii Province
47°53′N 90°0′E / 47.883°N 90.000°E / 47.883; 90.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Qinghai
Tibet
28°19′N 90°0′E / 28.317°N 90.000°E / 28.317; 90.000 (Bhutan)  Bhutan
26°44′N 90°0′E / 26.733°N 90.000°E / 26.733; 90.000 (India)  India West Bengal
Assam
Meghalaya
25°16′N 90°0′E / 25.267°N 90.000°E / 25.267; 90.000 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
21°59′N 90°0′E / 21.983°N 90.000°E / 21.983; 90.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 90°0′E / 60.000°S 90.000°E / -60.000; 90.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°46′S 90°0′E / 66.767°S 90.000°E / -66.767; 90.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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