50th meridian east

The meridian 50° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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50th meridian east

The 50th meridian east forms a great circle with the 130th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 50th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 50°0′E Arctic Ocean
80°55′N 50°0′E  Russia Island of Zemlya Georga, Franz Josef Land
80°30′N 50°0′E Barents Sea Nightingale Channel
80°13′N 50°0′E  Russia Bruce Island, Franz Josef Land
80°3′N 50°0′E Barents Sea Passing just west of Northbrook Island,  Russia
69°18′N 50°0′E  Russia Island of Kolguyev
68°56′N 50°0′E Barents Sea
68°5′N 50°0′E  Russia
51°15′N 50°0′E  Kazakhstan
46°35′N 50°0′E Caspian Sea Passing just west of the Mangyshlak Peninsula,  Kazakhstan
40°35′N 50°0′E  Azerbaijan Absheron peninsula, passing just east of Baku
40°20′N 50°0′E Caspian Sea
37°25′N 50°0′E  Iran
30°13′N 50°0′E Persian Gulf
26°49′N 50°0′E  Saudi Arabia Passing just west of Dammam (at 26°26′N 50°6′E)
18°39′N 50°0′E  Yemen
14°51′N 50°0′E Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden
11°30′N 50°0′E  Somalia
8°6′N 50°0′E Indian Ocean
13°21′S 50°0′E  Madagascar
15°46′S 50°0′E Indian Ocean
16°43′S 50°0′E  Madagascar Île Sainte-Marie
16°45′S 50°0′E Indian Ocean Passing just west of the Western Group of the Crozet Islands,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
60°0′S 50°0′E Southern Ocean
67°4′S 50°0′E Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

  • 49th meridian east
  • 51st meridian east
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