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124th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
124°
124th meridian east

The meridian 124° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 124th meridian east forms a great circle with the 56th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 124th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Laptev Sea
 Russia Islands of the Lena Delta and mainland
 People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia — from
Heilongjiang — from
Jilin — from
Liaoning — from
Yellow Sea
East China Sea
 Japan Islands of Kohamajima and Kuroshima
Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea — passing just east of the island of Luzon,  Philippines (at )
— passing just west of the island of Catanduanes,  Philippines (at )
 Philippines Agutaya Island
Albay Gulf
 Philippines Island of Luzon
Samar Sea
 Philippines Island of Masbate
Visayan Sea
 Philippines Islands of Cebu and Mactan
Cebu Strait
 Philippines Island of Bohol
Bohol Sea
 Philippines Island of Mindanao
Celebes Sea Illana Bay
 Philippines Island of Mindanao
Celebes Sea
 Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (Minahassa Peninsula)
Molucca Sea
 Indonesia Island of Timpaus
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Tukangbesi Islands
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Island of Pantar
Savu Sea
 Indonesia Island of Timor
Timor Sea
Indian Ocean
 Australia Western Australia
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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