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 Krasnoyarsk Krai
Tomsk Oblast — from 59°53′N 87°0′E / 59.883°N 87.000°E / 59.883; 87.000 (Tomsk Oblast)
Kemerovo Oblast — from 56°32′N 87°0′E / 56.533°N 87.000°E / 56.533; 87.000 (Kemerovo Oblast)
Altai Krai — from 53°3′N 87°0′E / 53.050°N 87.000°E / 53.050; 87.000 (Altai Krai)
Republic of Khakassia — from 52°54′N 87°0′E / 52.900°N 87.000°E / 52.900; 87.000 (Khakassia)
Altai Krai — from 52°45′N 87°0′E / 52.750°N 87.000°E / 52.750; 87.000 (Altai Krai)
Altai Republic — from 52°39′N 87°0′E / 52.650°N 87.000°E / 52.650; 87.000 (Altai Republic)
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 — from 36°18′N 87°0′E / 36.300°N 87.000°E / 36.300; 87.000 (Tibet)
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
Jharkhand — from 24°37′N 87°0′E / 24.617°N 87.000°E / 24.617; 87.000 (Jharkhand)
West Bengal — from 23°51′N 87°0′E / 23.850°N 87.000°E / 23.850; 87.000 (West Bengal)
Odisha — from 22°2′N 87°0′E / 22.033°N 87.000°E / 22.033; 87.000 (Odisha)
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 Odisha
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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