55th meridian east

The meridian 55° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

55°
55th meridian east

The 55th meridian east forms a great circle with the 125th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 55th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 55°0′E Arctic Ocean
81°5′N 55°0′E  Russia Salisbury Island and Luigi Island, Franz Josef Land
80°42′N 55°0′E Barents Sea
80°30′N 55°0′E  Russia Islands in Franz Josef Land
80°24′N 55°0′E Barents Sea
74°8′N 55°0′E  Russia Severny Island and Yuzhny Island, Novaya Zemlya
70°35′N 55°0′E Barents Sea Pechora Sea
68°56′N 55°0′E  Russia A small island
68°55′N 55°0′E Barents Sea Pechora Bay
68°25′N 55°0′E  Russia
50°53′N 55°0′E  Kazakhstan
41°47′N 55°0′E  Turkmenistan
37°50′N 55°0′E  Iran
26°37′N 55°0′E Persian Gulf Passing just west of the island of Abu Musa,  Iran (claimed by  United Arab Emirates)
24°58′N 55°0′E  United Arab Emirates Passing through Jebel Ali, Emirate of Dubai
22°39′N 55°0′E  Saudi Arabia
20°0′N 55°0′E  Oman
17°1′S 55°0′E Indian Ocean Passing just west of Silhouette Island,  Seychelles
Passing just west of the island of Réunion,  France
60°0′S 55°0′E Southern Ocean
65°53′S 55°0′E Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

  • 54th meridian east
  • 56th meridian east
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.