87th meridian east

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87th meridian east

The meridian 87° 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 87th meridian east forms a great circle with the 93rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 87th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 87°0′E / 90.000°N 87.000°E / 90.000; 87.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°8′N 87°0′E / 81.133°N 87.000°E / 81.133; 87.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
75°8′N 87°0′E / 75.133°N 87.000°E / 75.133; 87.000 (Russia)  Russia
49°18′N 87°0′E / 49.300°N 87.000°E / 49.300; 87.000 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
49°6′N 87°0′E / 49.100°N 87.000°E / 49.100; 87.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Tibet - passing just east of Mount Everest, on the border with Nepal
27°57′N 87°0′E / 27.950°N 87.000°E / 27.950; 87.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
26°32′N 87°0′E / 26.533°N 87.000°E / 26.533; 87.000 (India)  India Bihar
West Bengal
21°25′N 87°0′E / 21.417°N 87.000°E / 21.417; 87.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
20°45′N 87°0′E / 20.750°N 87.000°E / 20.750; 87.000 (India)  India Orissa
20°39′N 87°0′E / 20.650°N 87.000°E / 20.650; 87.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 87°0′E / 60.000°S 87.000°E / -60.000; 87.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°6′S 87°0′E / 66.100°S 87.000°E / -66.100; 87.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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