85th meridian east

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85th meridian east

The meridian 85° 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 85th meridian east forms a great circle with the 95th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 85th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 85°0′E / 90.000°N 85.000°E / 90.000; 85.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°8′N 85°0′E / 81.133°N 85.000°E / 81.133; 85.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
74°35′N 85°0′E / 74.583°N 85.000°E / 74.583; 85.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk KraiPlavnikovyye Islands
74°17′N 85°0′E / 74.283°N 85.000°E / 74.283; 85.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
73°42′N 85°0′E / 73.700°N 85.000°E / 73.700; 85.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk Krai
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug — from 64°56′N 85°0′E / 64.933°N 85.000°E / 64.933; 85.000 (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug)
Krasnoyarsk Krai — from 64°53′N 85°0′E / 64.883°N 85.000°E / 64.883; 85.000 (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug — from 64°50′N 85°0′E / 64.833°N 85.000°E / 64.833; 85.000 (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug)
Krasnoyarsk Krai — from 62°36′N 85°0′E / 62.600°N 85.000°E / 62.600; 85.000 (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — from 61°46′N 85°0′E / 61.767°N 85.000°E / 61.767; 85.000 (Khanti-Mansi Autonomous Okrug)
Krasnoyarsk Krai — from 61°5′N 85°0′E / 61.083°N 85.000°E / 61.083; 85.000 (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
Tomsk Oblast — from 59°53′N 85°0′E / 59.883°N 85.000°E / 59.883; 85.000 (Tomsk Oblast)
Kemerovo Oblast — from 56°6′N 85°0′E / 56.100°N 85.000°E / 56.100; 85.000 (Kemerovo Oblast)
Novosibirsk Oblast — from 54°55′N 85°0′E / 54.917°N 85.000°E / 54.917; 85.000 (Novosibirsk Oblast)
Kemerovo Oblast — from 54°48′N 85°0′E / 54.800°N 85.000°E / 54.800; 85.000 (Kemerovo Oblast)
Novosibirsk Oblast — from 54°33′N 85°0′E / 54.550°N 85.000°E / 54.550; 85.000 (Novosibirsk Oblast)
Altai Krai — from 54°24′N 85°0′E / 54.400°N 85.000°E / 54.400; 85.000 (Altai Krai)
Altai Republic — from 51°30′N 85°0′E / 51.500°N 85.000°E / 51.500; 85.000 (Altai Republic)
50°3′N 85°0′E / 50.050°N 85.000°E / 50.050; 85.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 6 km
50°0′N 85°0′E / 50.000°N 85.000°E / 50.000; 85.000 (Russia)  Russia Altai Republic — for about 11 km
49°54′N 85°0′E / 49.900°N 85.000°E / 49.900; 85.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
46°55′N 85°0′E / 46.917°N 85.000°E / 46.917; 85.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Tibet — from 35°44′N 85°0′E / 35.733°N 85.000°E / 35.733; 85.000 (Tibet)
28°36′N 85°0′E / 28.600°N 85.000°E / 28.600; 85.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
26°54′N 85°0′E / 26.900°N 85.000°E / 26.900; 85.000 (India)  India Bihar
Jharkhand — from 24°25′N 85°0′E / 24.417°N 85.000°E / 24.417; 85.000 (Jharkhand)
Odisha — from 22°28′N 85°0′E / 22.467°N 85.000°E / 22.467; 85.000 (Odisha)
Jharkhand — from 22°6′N 85°0′E / 22.100°N 85.000°E / 22.100; 85.000 (Jharkhand)
Odisha — from 22°4′N 85°0′E / 22.067°N 85.000°E / 22.067; 85.000 (Odisha)
19°19′N 85°0′E / 19.317°N 85.000°E / 19.317; 85.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 85°0′E / 60.000°S 85.000°E / -60.000; 85.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°21′S 85°0′E / 66.350°S 85.000°E / -66.350; 85.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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