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131st Meridian East

Line across the Earth
131°
131st meridian east

The meridian 131° 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 131st meridian east forms a great circle with the 49th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 131st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Laptev Sea
 Russia
 People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
 Russia For about 6 km
 People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from
 Russia
Sea of Japan Passing just east of the island of Ulleungdo,  South Korea (at )
Passing just west of the island of Mishima,  Japan (at )
 Japan Islands of Honshū and Kyūshū
East China Sea
 Japan Island of Tanegashima
Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Minami Daitō,  Japan (at )
Passing just west of the island of Oki Daitō,  Japan (at )
Passing just west of the island of Tobi,  Palau (at )
Passing just west of the Asia Islands,  Indonesia (at )
Passing just west of the Ayu Islands,  Indonesia (at )
 Indonesia Island of Waigeo
Dampier Strait
 Indonesia Islands of Salawati and New Guinea
Ceram Sea Passing just east of the island of Seram,  Indonesia (at )
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Island of Wuliaru
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Island of Seira
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Island of Selaru
Arafura Sea
Timor Sea
 Australia Northern TerritoryMelville Island
Clarence Strait
 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

References

  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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