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70th Meridian East

 

70th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
70°
70th meridian east

The meridian 70° 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 70th meridian east forms a great circle with the 110th meridian west.

During World War II, the 70th meridian was proposed as a dividing line for Asia between the spheres of interest of Nazi Germany, the Empire of Japan, and Fascist Italy (see Axis power negotiations on the division of Asia during World War II).

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 70th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Kara Sea
 Russia Bely Island
Malygina Strait
 Russia
 Kazakhstan
 Uzbekistan
 Tajikistan
 Kyrgyzstan
 Tajikistan
 Afghanistan
 Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
 Afghanistan
 Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Balochistan
Punjab
Balochistan - for about 10 km
Punjab
Sindh
 India Rajasthan
 Pakistan Sindh
 India Gujarat
Indian Ocean Gulf of Kutch
 India Gujarat
Indian Ocean
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands Kerguelen Islands
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

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