48th meridian east
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The meridian 48° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
From Pole to Pole
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Arctic Ocean Russia Island of Alexandra Land, Franz Josef Land Barents Sea Cambridge Channel Russia Island of Zemlya Georga, Franz Josef Land Barents Sea Passing just west of the island of Kolguyev, Russia Russia Kazakhstan Russia Caspian Sea Russia Azerbaijan Iran Iraq The meridian runs parallel to the border with Iran, which is about 3km to the east Kuwait Persian Gulf Kuwait Bay Kuwait Passing through Kuwait City Saudi Arabia Yemen Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden Somalia Indian Ocean Passing just east of Astove Island, Seychelles Madagascar Indian Ocean Southern Ocean Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by Australia