117th meridian east

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117th meridian east

The meridian 117° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 117th meridian east forms a great circle with the 63rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 117th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 117°0′E / 90.000°N 117.000°E / 90.000; 117.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°42′N 117°0′E / 78.700°N 117.000°E / 78.700; 117.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°37′N 117°0′E / 73.617°N 117.000°E / 73.617; 117.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic
Irkutsk Oblast — from 60°8′N 117°0′E / 60.133°N 117.000°E / 60.133; 117.000 (Irkutsk Oblast)
Zabaykalsky Krai — from 56°48′N 117°0′E / 56.800°N 117.000°E / 56.800; 117.000 (Zabaykalsky Krai)
49°43′N 117°0′E / 49.717°N 117.000°E / 49.717; 117.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
47°51′N 117°0′E / 47.850°N 117.000°E / 47.850; 117.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
46°21′N 117°0′E / 46.350°N 117.000°E / 46.350; 117.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Hebei – from 42°25′N 117°0′E / 42.417°N 117.000°E / 42.417; 117.000 (Hebei)
Beijing – from 40°40′N 117°0′E / 40.667°N 117.000°E / 40.667; 117.000 (Hebei)
Hebei – from 40°0′N 117°0′E / 40.000°N 117.000°E / 40.000; 117.000 (Hebei)
Tianjin – from 39°36′N 117°0′E / 39.600°N 117.000°E / 39.600; 117.000 (Tianjin)
Hebei – from 38°40′N 117°0′E / 38.667°N 117.000°E / 38.667; 117.000 (Hebei)
Shandong – from 37°50′N 117°0′E / 37.833°N 117.000°E / 37.833; 117.000 (Shandong), passing through Jinan (at 36°39′N 116°58′E / 36.650°N 116.967°E / 36.650; 116.967 (Jinan))
Jiangsu – from 34°43′N 117°0′E / 34.717°N 117.000°E / 34.717; 117.000 (Jiangsu)
Anhui – from 34°15′N 117°0′E / 34.250°N 117.000°E / 34.250; 117.000 (Anhui)
Jiangxi – from 29°40′N 117°0′E / 29.667°N 117.000°E / 29.667; 117.000 (Jiangxi)
Fujian – from 27°7′N 117°0′E / 27.117°N 117.000°E / 27.117; 117.000 (Fujian)
Guangdong – from 23°45′N 117°0′E / 23.750°N 117.000°E / 23.750; 117.000 (Guangdong), mainland and island of Nan'ao
23°25′N 117°0′E / 23.417°N 117.000°E / 23.417; 117.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing through the disputed Spratly Islands
8°6′N 117°0′E / 8.100°N 117.000°E / 8.100; 117.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Balabac Island
23°25′N 117°0′E / 23.417°N 117.000°E / 23.417; 117.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea Balabac Strait
7°21′N 117°0′E / 7.350°N 117.000°E / 7.350; 117.000 (Malaysia)  Malaysia SabahBalambangan Island
7°17′N 117°0′E / 7.283°N 117.000°E / 7.283; 117.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea Marudu Bay
6°47′N 117°0′E / 6.783°N 117.000°E / 6.783; 117.000 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah – island of Borneo
4°21′N 117°0′E / 4.350°N 117.000°E / 4.350; 117.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia On the island of Borneo
1°12′S 117°0′E / 1.200°S 117.000°E / -1.200; 117.000 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
4°29′S 117°0′E / 4.483°S 117.000°E / -4.483; 117.000 (Java Sea) Java Sea
7°27′S 117°0′E / 7.450°S 117.000°E / -7.450; 117.000 (Bali Sea) Bali Sea
8°24′S 117°0′E / 8.400°S 117.000°E / -8.400; 117.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumbawa
9°6′S 117°0′E / 9.100°S 117.000°E / -9.100; 117.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
20°39′S 117°0′E / 20.650°S 117.000°E / -20.650; 117.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
35°2′S 117°0′E / 35.033°S 117.000°E / -35.033; 117.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 117°0′E / 60.000°S 117.000°E / -60.000; 117.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°49′S 117°0′E / 66.817°S 117.000°E / -66.817; 117.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.