98th meridian east

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98th meridian east

The meridian 98° 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 98th meridian east forms a great circle with the 82nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 98th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 98°0′E / 90.000°N 98.000°E / 90.000; 98.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°41′N 98°0′E / 80.683°N 98.000°E / 80.683; 98.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk KraiKomsomolets Island, Severnaya Zemlya
80°38′N 98°0′E / 80.633°N 98.000°E / 80.633; 98.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
80°6′N 98°0′E / 80.100°N 98.000°E / 80.100; 98.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk KraiOctober Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya
78°49′N 98°0′E / 78.817°N 98.000°E / 78.817; 98.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
76°7′N 98°0′E / 76.117°N 98.000°E / 76.117; 98.000 (Russia)  Russia Krasnoyarsk Krai
Irkutsk Oblast — from 57°50′N 98°0′E / 57.833°N 98.000°E / 57.833; 98.000 (Irkutsk Oblast)
Tuva Republic — from 53°17′N 98°0′E / 53.283°N 98.000°E / 53.283; 98.000 (Tuva Republic)
51°23′N 98°0′E / 51.383°N 98.000°E / 51.383; 98.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
50°53′N 98°0′E / 50.883°N 98.000°E / 50.883; 98.000 (Russia)  Russia Tuva Republic — For about 5 km
50°50′N 98°0′E / 50.833°N 98.000°E / 50.833; 98.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia For about 13 km
50°43′N 98°0′E / 50.717°N 98.000°E / 50.717; 98.000 (Russia)  Russia
50°2′N 98°0′E / 50.033°N 98.000°E / 50.033; 98.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia Tuva Republic
42°41′N 98°0′E / 42.683°N 98.000°E / 42.683; 98.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Gansu — from 41°5′N 98°0′E / 41.083°N 98.000°E / 41.083; 98.000 (Gansu)
Qinghai — from 38°50′N 98°0′E / 38.833°N 98.000°E / 38.833; 98.000 (Qinghai)
Sichuan — from 33°57′N 98°0′E / 33.950°N 98.000°E / 33.950; 98.000 (Sichuan)
Tibet — from 32°24′N 98°0′E / 32.400°N 98.000°E / 32.400; 98.000 (Tibet)
28°17′N 98°0′E / 28.283°N 98.000°E / 28.283; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma)
25°16′N 98°0′E / 25.267°N 98.000°E / 25.267; 98.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Yunnan
24°3′N 98°0′E / 24.050°N 98.000°E / 24.050; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma)
19°38′N 98°0′E / 19.633°N 98.000°E / 19.633; 98.000 (Thailand)  Thailand
17°30′N 98°0′E / 17.500°N 98.000°E / 17.500; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma)
14°17′N 98°0′E / 14.283°N 98.000°E / 14.283; 98.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
12°23′N 98°0′E / 12.383°N 98.000°E / 12.383; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma) Islands in the Mergui Archipelago, including Thayawthadangyi
11°57′N 98°0′E / 11.950°N 98.000°E / 11.950; 98.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
12°23′N 98°0′E / 12.383°N 98.000°E / 12.383; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma) Islands in the Mergui Archipelago
11°57′N 98°0′E / 11.950°N 98.000°E / 11.950; 98.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea — passing just west of the island of Bentinck Kyun,  Myanmar (at 11°49′N 98°1′E / 11.817°N 98.017°E / 11.817; 98.017 (Bentinck Kyun))
11°27′N 98°0′E / 11.450°N 98.000°E / 11.450; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma) Islands in the Mergui Archipelago
11°19′N 98°0′E / 11.317°N 98.000°E / 11.317; 98.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea — passing just west of the island of Lanbi Kyun,  Myanmar (at 10°53′N 98°4′E / 10.883°N 98.067°E / 10.883; 98.067 (Lanbi Kyun))
10°33′N 98°0′E / 10.550°N 98.000°E / 10.550; 98.000 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma) Islands in the Mergui Archipelago
10°19′N 98°0′E / 10.317°N 98.000°E / 10.317; 98.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea — passing just west of the island of Zadetkyi Kyun,  Myanmar (at 9°54′N 98°7′E / 9.900°N 98.117°E / 9.900; 98.117 (Zadetkyi Kyun))
Strait of Malacca – from 7°32′N 98°0′E / 7.533°N 98.000°E / 7.533; 98.000 (Strait of Malacca)
4°37′N 98°0′E / 4.617°N 98.000°E / 4.617; 98.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
2°14′N 98°0′E / 2.233°N 98.000°E / 2.233; 98.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of the island of Nias,  Indonesia (at 0°57′N 97°55′E / 0.950°N 97.917°E / 0.950; 97.917 (Nias))
Passing just west of the Batu Islands,  Indonesia (at 0°3′S 98°14′E / 0.050°S 98.233°E / -0.050; 98.233 (Batu Islands))
60°0′S 98°0′E / 60.000°S 98.000°E / -60.000; 98.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
65°33′S 98°0′E / 65.550°S 98.000°E / -65.550; 98.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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