139th meridian east

The meridian 139° 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.

139th meridian east

The 139th meridian east forms a great circle with the 41st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 137th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 139°0′E Arctic Ocean
76°12′N 139°0′E  Russia Sakha RepublicKotelny Island, New Siberian Islands
74°39′N 139°0′E Laptev Sea
71°35′N 139°0′E  Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 61°20′N 139°0′E
57°9′N 139°0′E Sea of Okhotsk
54°13′N 139°0′E  Russia Khabarovsk Krai
47°21′N 139°0′E Sea of Japan
37°54′N 139°0′E  Japan Island of Honshū
Niigata Prefecture (passing just west of Niigata city center)
Gunma Prefecture — from 36°59′N 139°0′E (passing through Takasaki city center)
Saitama Prefecture — from 36°8′N 139°0′E
Tokyo Prefecture — from 35°53′N 139°0′E
Yamanashi Prefecture — from 35°45′N 139°0′E
Kanagawa Prefecture — from 35°28′N 139°0′E
Shizuoka Prefecture — from 35°24′N 139°0′E
— Kanagawa Prefecture — from 35°17′N 139°0′E
— Shizuoka Prefecture — from 35°11′N 139°0′E
34°43′N 139°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Kōzushima, Tokyo Prefecture,  Japan (at 34°11′N 139°7′E)
1°58′S 139°0′E  Indonesia Islands of New Guinea, Yos Sudarso and New Guinea again
8°12′S 139°0′E Arafura Sea
11°42′S 139°0′E Gulf of Carpentaria Passing just west of Mornington Island,  Australia (at 16°38′N 139°9′E)
16°53′S 139°0′E  Australia Queensland
South Australia — from 26°0′N 139°0′E
35°37′S 139°0′E Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 139°0′E Southern Ocean
66°33′S 139°0′E Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by  France

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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