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130th Meridian East

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130th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
130th meridian east

The meridian 130° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, Australia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 130th meridian east forms a great circle with the 50th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 130th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Laptev Sea
 People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from
 North Korea
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Kyūshū
Saga Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture — from
East China Sea
 Japan Island of Shimoshima
Kumamoto Prefecture
East China Sea Passing just east of the Koshikijima Islands,  Japan (at )
Passing just east of the island of Kuroshima,  Japan (at )
Passing just west of the island of Kuchinoerabujima,  Japan (at )
Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Kuchinoshima,  Japan (at )
 Japan Island of Kikai
Kagoshima Prefecture
Pacific Ocean
Halmahera Sea Passing by numerous small islands of  Indonesia
 Indonesia Island of Misool
Ceram Sea
 Indonesia Island of Seram
Banda Sea Passing through the Banda Islands (at )
 Indonesia Island of Serua,  Indonesia
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Island of Dawera
Timor Sea Passing just west of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory,  Australia (at )
 Australia Northern Territory
South Australia — from
Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also


  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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