53rd meridian east

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53rd meridian east

The meridian 53° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 53rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 127th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 53rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 53°0′E / 90.000°N 53.000°E / 90.000; 53.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°23′N 53°0′E / 80.383°N 53.000°E / 80.383; 53.000 (Russia)  Russia Hooker Island, Franz Josef Land
80°8′N 53°0′E / 80.133°N 53.000°E / 80.133; 53.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
72°53′N 53°0′E / 72.883°N 53.000°E / 72.883; 53.000 (Russia)  Russia Yuzhny Island and Mezhdusharskiy Island, Novaya Zemlya
71°0′N 53°0′E / 71.000°N 53.000°E / 71.000; 53.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Pechora Sea
68°47′N 53°0′E / 68.783°N 53.000°E / 68.783; 53.000 (Russia)  Russia
51°29′N 53°0′E / 51.483°N 53.000°E / 51.483; 53.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
42°7′N 53°0′E / 42.117°N 53.000°E / 42.117; 53.000 (Turkmenistan)  Turkmenistan Passing through the Garabogazköl lake
40°0′N 53°0′E / 40.000°N 53.000°E / 40.000; 53.000 (Caspian Sea) Caspian Sea Krasnovodsk Gulf
39°49′N 53°0′E / 39.817°N 53.000°E / 39.817; 53.000 (Turkmenistan)  Turkmenistan An island
39°47′N 53°0′E / 39.783°N 53.000°E / 39.783; 53.000 (Caspian Sea) Caspian Sea Passing just west of the island of Ogurja Ada,  Turkmenistan
36°47′N 53°0′E / 36.783°N 53.000°E / 36.783; 53.000 (Iran)  Iran
27°7′N 53°0′E / 27.117°N 53.000°E / 27.117; 53.000 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf
24°8′N 53°0′E / 24.133°N 53.000°E / 24.133; 53.000 (United Arab Emirates)  United Arab Emirates Emirate of Abu Dhabi
22°53′N 53°0′E / 22.883°N 53.000°E / 22.883; 53.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
19°20′N 53°0′E / 19.333°N 53.000°E / 19.333; 53.000 (Oman)  Oman
16°53′N 53°0′E / 16.883°N 53.000°E / 16.883; 53.000 (Yemen)  Yemen
16°37′N 53°0′E / 16.617°N 53.000°E / 16.617; 53.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden
12°10′N 53°0′E / 12.167°N 53.000°E / 12.167; 53.000 (Yemen)  Yemen Island of Samhah
12°9′N 53°0′E / 12.150°N 53.000°E / 12.150; 53.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing through the Amirante Islands,  Seychelles
60°0′S 53°0′E / 60.000°S 53.000°E / -60.000; 53.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
65°56′S 53°0′E / 65.933°S 53.000°E / -65.933; 53.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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