60th meridian east

The meridian 60° 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.

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60th meridian east

The 60th meridian east forms a great circle with the 120th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading southward to the South Pole, the 60th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 60°0′E Arctic Ocean
81°18′N 60°0′E  Russia Hofmann Island, Wilczek Island and Salm Island, Franz Josef Land
79°53′N 60°0′E Barents Sea
76°7′N 60°0′E  Russia Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya
74°42′N 60°0′E Kara Sea
70°5′N 60°0′E  Russia Vaygach Island
69°41′N 60°0′E Barents Sea Pechora Sea
68°41′N 60°0′E  Russia
50°49′N 60°0′E  Kazakhstan The border with Uzbekistan is in the Aral Sea
44°55′N 60°0′E  Uzbekistan
42°13′N 60°0′E  Turkmenistan For about 6km
42°9′N 60°0′E  Uzbekistan For about 6km
42°5′N 60°0′E  Turkmenistan For about 9km
42°0′N 60°0′E  Uzbekistan For about 5km
41°57′N 60°0′E  Turkmenistan
37°2′N 60°0′E  Iran
25°23′N 60°0′E Indian Ocean Passing just east of the coast of  Oman
60°0′S 60°0′E Southern Ocean
67°24′S 60°0′E Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

  • 59th meridian east
  • 61st meridian east
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