97th meridian east

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97th meridian east

The meridian 97° 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 97th meridian east forms a great circle with the 83rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 97th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 97°0′E / 90.000°N 97.000°E / 90.000; 97.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°53′N 97°0′E / 80.883°N 97.000°E / 80.883; 97.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk KraiKomsomolets Island and October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya
78°56′N 97°0′E / 78.933°N 97.000°E / 78.933; 97.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
76°19′N 97°0′E / 76.317°N 97.000°E / 76.317; 97.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk Krai — The Nordenskiöld Archipelago and the mainland
Irkutsk Oblast — from 55°51′N 97°0′E / 55.850°N 97.000°E / 55.850; 97.000 (Irkutsk Oblast)
Tuva Republic — from 53°40′N 97°0′E / 53.667°N 97.000°E / 53.667; 97.000 (Tuva Republic)
49°55′N 97°0′E / 49.917°N 97.000°E / 49.917; 97.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
42°44′N 97°0′E / 42.733°N 97.000°E / 42.733; 97.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Gansu
Qinghai — from 39°11′N 97°0′E / 39.183°N 97.000°E / 39.183; 97.000 (Qinghai)
Tibet — from 32°3′N 97°0′E / 32.050°N 97.000°E / 32.050; 97.000 (Tibet)
28°19′N 97°0′E / 28.317°N 97.000°E / 28.317; 97.000 (India)  India Arunachal Pradesh — partly claimed by  People's Republic of China
27°42′N 97°0′E / 27.700°N 97.000°E / 27.700; 97.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma)
27°19′N 97°0′E / 27.317°N 97.000°E / 27.317; 97.000 (India)  India Arunachal Pradesh — for about 19 km
27°8′N 97°0′E / 27.133°N 97.000°E / 27.133; 97.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma)
17°16′N 97°0′E / 17.267°N 97.000°E / 17.267; 97.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
5°15′N 97°0′E / 5.250°N 97.000°E / 5.250; 97.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
3°33′N 97°0′E / 3.550°N 97.000°E / 3.550; 97.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just west of the Banyak Islands,  Indonesia (at 2°4′N 97°4′E / 2.067°N 97.067°E / 2.067; 97.067 (Banyak Islands))
Passing just west of the island of Nias,  Indonesia (at 1°24′N 27°3′E / 1.400°N 27.050°E / 1.400; 27.050 (Nias))
Passing just east of the  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (at 12°9′S 96°56′E / 12.150°S 96.933°E / -12.150; 96.933 (Cocos (Keeling) Islands))
60°0′S 97°0′E / 60.000°S 97.000°E / -60.000; 97.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
65°10′S 97°0′E / 65.167°S 97.000°E / -65.167; 97.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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