56th meridian east
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The meridian 56° 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.
From Pole to Pole
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Arctic Ocean Russia Islands of Jackson, Salisbury, Champ, Alger and MacKlintok, Franz Josef Land Barents Sea Russia Severny Island and Yuzhny Island, Novaya Zemlya Kara Sea Russia Yuzhny Island, Novaya Zemlya Barents Sea Pechora Sea Russia Kazakhstan Kazakhstan / Uzbekistan border Turkmenistan Iran Persian Gulf Clarence Strait Iran Island of Qeshm Persian Gulf Strait of Hormuz United Arab Emirates Oman For about 9 km United Arab Emirates For about 4 km Oman United Arab Emirates For about 6 km Oman Indian Ocean Khuriya Muriya Bay Oman Island of Al-Hallaniyah Indian Ocean Passing just east of the islands of La Digue and Frégate, Seychelles
Passing just west of the island of Coëtivy, Seychelles
Passing just east of the island of Réunion, France
Southern Ocean Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by Australia