140th meridian east

The meridian 140° 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.

140th meridian east

The 140th meridian east forms a great circle with the 40th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 140°0′E Arctic Ocean
75°57′N 140°0′E  Russia Sakha RepublicKotelny Island, New Siberian Islands
74°54′N 140°0′E Laptev Sea
73°26′N 140°0′E  Russia Sakha RepublicGreat Lyakhovsky Island, New Siberian Islands
73°20′N 140°0′E Laptev Sea
72°29′N 140°0′E  Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 61°58′N 140°0′E
57°42′N 140°0′E Sea of Okhotsk
54°6′N 140°0′E  Russia Khabarovsk Krai
48°20′N 140°0′E Sea of Japan
42°41′N 140°0′E  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
42°7′N 140°0′E Sea of Japan
41°38′N 140°0′E  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
41°32′N 140°0′E Sea of Japan
40°44′N 140°0′E  Japan Island of Honshū
Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture — from 40°25′N 140°0′E
39°51′N 140°0′E Sea of Japan
39°20′N 140°0′E  Japan Island of Honshū
— Akita Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture — from 39°6′N 140°0′E
Fukushima Prefecture — from 37°45′N 140°0′E
Tochigi Prefecture — from 37°8′N 140°0′E
Ibaraki Prefecture — from 36°22′N 140°0′E
Chiba Prefecture — from 35°54′N 140°0′E
35°39′N 140°0′E Tokyo Bay
35°28′N 140°0′E  Japan Island of Honshū
— Chiba Prefecture (Bōsō Peninsula)
35°1′N 140°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Hachijōjima, Tokyo Prefecture,  Japan (at 33°5′N 139°52′E)
Passing just east of the island of Aogashima, Tokyo Prefecture,  Japan (at 32°27′N 139°47′E)
Passing through the Bayonnaise Rocks, Tokyo Prefecture,  Japan (at 31°55′N 139°0′E)
Passing just west of Smith Island, Tokyo Prefecture,  Japan (at 31°26′N 140°2′E)
Passing just west of Tori Shima, Tokyo Prefecture,  Japan (at 30°29′N 140°18′E)
Passing just east of Ulithi Atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia (at 9°55′N 139°34′E)
2°21′S 140°0′E  Indonesia Papua New Guinea Forms the northern half of the Indonesia–Papua New Guinea border on the island of New Guinea
8°14′S 140°0′E Arafura Sea
11°22′S 140°0′E Gulf of Carpentaria
17°43′S 140°0′E  Australia Queensland
South Australia — from 26°0′S 140°0′E
37°29′S 140°0′E Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 140°0′E Southern Ocean
66°42′S 140°0′E Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by  France


See also

  • 139th meridian east
  • 141st meridian east


  1. Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. "Indian Ocean". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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