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.

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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