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.

130th meridian east

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
90°0′N 130°0′E Arctic Ocean
77°14′N 130°0′E Laptev Sea
71°5′N 130°0′E  Russia Sakha Republic
Amur Oblast — from 55°44′N 130°0′E
49°0′N 130°0′E  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from 43°51′N 130°0′E
42°58′N 130°0′E  North Korea
42°0′N 130°0′E Sea of Japan
33°27′N 130°0′E  Japan Island of Kyūshū
Saga Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture — from 33°2′N 130°0′E
32°45′N 130°0′E East China Sea
32°23′N 130°0′E  Japan Island of Shimoshima
Kumamoto Prefecture
32°14′N 130°0′E East China Sea Passing just east of the Koshikijima Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture,  Japan (at 31°49′N 129°56′E)
Passing just east of the island of Kuroshima, Kagoshima Prefecture,  Japan (at 31°49′N 129°57′E)
Passing just west of the island of Kuchinoerabujima, Kagoshima Prefecture,  Japan (at 30°28′N 130°8′E)
30°0′N 130°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Kuchinoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture,  Japan (at 29°57′N 129°56′E)
28°21′N 130°0′E  Japan Island of Kikai
Kagoshima Prefecture
28°18′N 130°0′E Pacific Ocean
0°14′N 130°0′E Halmahera Sea Passing by numerous small islands of  Indonesia
1°45′S 130°0′E  Indonesia Island of Misool
2°1′S 130°0′E Ceram Sea
2°59′S 130°0′E  Indonesia Island of Seram
3°29′S 130°0′E Banda Sea Passing through the Banda Islands (at 4°33′S 130°0′E)
6°18′S 130°0′E  Indonesia Island of Serua,  Indonesia
6°19′S 130°0′E Banda Sea
7°42′S 130°0′E  Indonesia Island of Dawera
7°44′S 130°0′E Timor Sea Passing just west of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory,  Australia (at 11°47′S 130°1′E)
13°31′S 130°0′E  Australia Northern Territory
South Australia — from 26°0′S 130°0′E
31°35′S 130°0′E Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 130°0′E Southern Ocean
65°59′S 130°0′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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