88th meridian east

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88th meridian east

The meridian 88° 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 88th meridian east forms a great circle with the 92nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 88th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 88°0′E / 90.000°N 88.000°E / 90.000; 88.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°8′N 88°0′E / 81.133°N 88.000°E / 81.133; 88.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
75°38′N 88°0′E / 75.633°N 88.000°E / 75.633; 88.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk KraiRingnes Island
75°37′N 88°0′E / 75.617°N 88.000°E / 75.617; 88.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
75°7′N 88°0′E / 75.117°N 88.000°E / 75.117; 88.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk Krai
Tomsk Oblast — from 59°16′N 88°0′E / 59.267°N 88.000°E / 59.267; 88.000 (Tomsk Oblast)
Kemerovo Oblast — from 56°39′N 88°0′E / 56.650°N 88.000°E / 56.650; 88.000 (Kemerovo Oblast)
Altai Republic — from 52°31′N 88°0′E / 52.517°N 88.000°E / 52.517; 88.000 (Altai Republic)
Republic of Khakassia — from 51°58′N 88°0′E / 51.967°N 88.000°E / 51.967; 88.000 (Khakassia)
Altai Republic — from 51°45′N 88°0′E / 51.750°N 88.000°E / 51.750; 88.000 (Altai Republic)
Republic of Khakassia — from 51°35′N 88°0′E / 51.583°N 88.000°E / 51.583; 88.000 (Khakassia)
Altai Republic — from 51°28′N 88°0′E / 51.467°N 88.000°E / 51.467; 88.000 (Altai Republic)
49°13′N 88°0′E / 49.217°N 88.000°E / 49.217; 88.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
48°46′N 88°0′E / 48.767°N 88.000°E / 48.767; 88.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang - for about 15 km
48°37′N 88°0′E / 48.617°N 88.000°E / 48.617; 88.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia For about 6 km
48°34′N 88°0′E / 48.567°N 88.000°E / 48.567; 88.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Tibet — from 36°26′N 88°0′E / 36.433°N 88.000°E / 36.433; 88.000 (Tibet)
27°55′N 88°0′E / 27.917°N 88.000°E / 27.917; 88.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
27°10′N 88°0′E / 27.167°N 88.000°E / 27.167; 88.000 (India)  India West Bengal - for about 6 km
27°6′N 88°0′E / 27.100°N 88.000°E / 27.100; 88.000 (Nepal)    Nepal
26°22′N 88°0′E / 26.367°N 88.000°E / 26.367; 88.000 (India)  India Bihar
West Bengal — from 26°8′N 88°0′E / 26.133°N 88.000°E / 26.133; 88.000 (West Bengal)
Bihar — from 25°43′N 88°0′E / 25.717°N 88.000°E / 25.717; 88.000 (Bihar)
West Bengal — from 25°30′N 88°0′E / 25.500°N 88.000°E / 25.500; 88.000 (West Bengal)
21°53′N 88°0′E / 21.883°N 88.000°E / 21.883; 88.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 88°0′E / 60.000°S 88.000°E / -60.000; 88.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°0′S 88°0′E / 66.000°S 88.000°E / -66.000; 88.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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