136th meridian east

The meridian 136° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 136th meridian east forms a great circle with the 44th meridian west.

Line across the Earth
136th meridian east

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 136th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 136°0′E / 90.000°N 136.000°E Arctic Ocean
76°33′N 136°0′E / 76.550°N 136.000°E Laptev Sea
75°40′N 136°0′E / 75.667°N 136.000°E  Russia Sakha RepublicBelkovsky Island, New Siberian Islands
75°24′N 136°0′E / 75.400°N 136.000°E Laptev Sea
74°6′N 136°0′E / 74.100°N 136.000°E  Russia Sakha RepublicStolbovoy Island, New Siberian Islands
73°59′N 136°0′E / 73.983°N 136.000°E Laptev Sea
71°37′N 136°0′E / 71.617°N 136.000°E  Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 59°28′N 136°0′E / 59.467°N 136.000°E
55°15′N 136°0′E / 55.250°N 136.000°E Sea of Okhotsk
54°34′N 136°0′E / 54.567°N 136.000°E  Russia Khabarovsk Krai
Primorsky Krai — from 46°53′N 136°0′E / 46.883°N 136.000°E
44°26′N 136°0′E / 44.433°N 136.000°E Sea of Japan
36°1′N 136°0′E / 36.017°N 136.000°E  Japan Island of Honshū
Fukui Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture — from 35°29′N 136°0′E / 35.483°N 136.000°E (passing through western Lake Biwa)
Kyoto Prefecture — from 34°51′N 136°0′E / 34.850°N 136.000°E
Nara Prefecture — from 34°43′N 136°0′E / 34.717°N 136.000°E
Wakayama Prefecture — from 34°0′N 136°0′E / 34.000°N 136.000°E
Mie Prefecture — from 33°57′N 136°0′E / 33.950°N 136.000°E
— Wakayama Prefecture — from 33°44′N 136°0′E / 33.733°N 136.000°E
33°42′N 136°0′E / 33.700°N 136.000°E Pacific Ocean
0°50′S 136°0′E / 0.833°S 136.000°E  Indonesia Island of Biak
1°10′S 136°0′E / 1.167°S 136.000°E Pacific Ocean
1°39′S 136°0′E / 1.650°S 136.000°E  Indonesia Island of Yapen
1°49′S 136°0′E / 1.817°S 136.000°E Cenderawasih Bay
2°44′S 136°0′E / 2.733°S 136.000°E  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
4°32′S 136°0′E / 4.533°S 136.000°E Arafura Sea
11°39′S 136°0′E / 11.650°S 136.000°E  Australia Northern TerritoryDrysdale Island and mainland
13°50′S 136°0′E / 13.833°S 136.000°E Gulf of Carpentaria
15°18′S 136°0′E / 15.300°S 136.000°E  Australia Northern Territory
South Australia — from 26°0′S 136°0′E / 26.000°S 136.000°E
34°59′S 136°0′E / 34.983°S 136.000°E Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 136°0′E / 60.000°S 136.000°E Southern Ocean
66°7′S 136°0′E / 66.117°S 136.000°E 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". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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