73rd meridian east

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73rd meridian east

The meridian 73° 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 73rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 107th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 73rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 73°0′E / 90.000°N 73.000°E / 90.000; 73.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°6′N 73°0′E / 81.100°N 73.000°E / 81.100; 73.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
73°0′N 73°0′E / 73.000°N 73.000°E / 73.000; 73.000 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
71°25′N 73°0′E / 71.417°N 73.000°E / 71.417; 73.000 (Russia)  Russia Gydan Peninsula
71°23′N 73°0′E / 71.383°N 73.000°E / 71.383; 73.000 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
68°44′N 73°0′E / 68.733°N 73.000°E / 68.733; 73.000 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula
67°42′N 73°0′E / 67.700°N 73.000°E / 67.700; 73.000 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
66°42′N 73°0′E / 66.700°N 73.000°E / 66.700; 73.000 (Russia)  Russia
54°3′N 73°0′E / 54.050°N 73.000°E / 54.050; 73.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
42°32′N 73°0′E / 42.533°N 73.000°E / 42.533; 73.000 (Kyrgyzstan)  Kyrgyzstan
40°53′N 73°0′E / 40.883°N 73.000°E / 40.883; 73.000 (Uzbekistan)  Uzbekistan For about 15 km at the easternmost point of the country
40°45′N 73°0′E / 40.750°N 73.000°E / 40.750; 73.000 (Kyrgyzstan)  Kyrgyzstan
39°21′N 73°0′E / 39.350°N 73.000°E / 39.350; 73.000 (Tajikistan)  Tajikistan
37°18′N 73°0′E / 37.300°N 73.000°E / 37.300; 73.000 (Afghanistan)  Afghanistan
36°52′N 73°0′E / 36.867°N 73.000°E / 36.867; 73.000 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Gilgit-Baltistan - claimed by  India
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad Capital Territory
Punjab
29°9′N 73°0′E / 29.150°N 73.000°E / 29.150; 73.000 (India)  India Rajasthan
Gujarat
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Maharashtra - passing just east of Mumbai
18°3′N 73°0′E / 18.050°N 73.000°E / 18.050; 73.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
11°30′N 73°0′E / 11.500°N 73.000°E / 11.500; 73.000 (India)  India Lakshadweep - island of Kiltan
11°28′N 73°0′E / 11.467°N 73.000°E / 11.467; 73.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep,  India
Passing just west of Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep,  India
6°50′N 73°0′E / 6.833°N 73.000°E / 6.833; 73.000 (Maldives)  Maldives Southern Thiladhunmathi Atoll, Northern Miladhunmadulhu Atoll, Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll and Southern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll
5°5′N 73°0′E / 5.083°N 73.000°E / 5.083; 73.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
4°18′N 73°0′E / 4.300°N 73.000°E / 4.300; 73.000 (Maldives)  Maldives Ross Atoll
5°5′N 73°0′E / 5.083°N 73.000°E / 5.083; 73.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of Ari Atoll,  Maldives
3°18′N 73°0′E / 3.300°N 73.000°E / 3.300; 73.000 (Maldives)  Maldives Northern Nilandhe Atoll, Southern Nilandhe Atoll and Kolhumadulhu Atoll
2°10′N 73°0′E / 2.167°N 73.000°E / 2.167; 73.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
0°32′N 73°0′E / 0.533°N 73.000°E / 0.533; 73.000 (Maldives)  Maldives Huvadhu Atoll
0°17′N 73°0′E / 0.283°N 73.000°E / 0.283; 73.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just west of Addu Atoll,  Maldives
Passing between the McDonald Islands and Heard Island,  Australia
60°0′S 73°0′E / 60.000°S 73.000°E / -60.000; 73.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°11′S 73°0′E / 68.183°S 73.000°E / -68.183; 73.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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