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.

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
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