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55th Meridian East

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55th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
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.

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
Arctic Ocean
 Russia Salisbury Island and Luigi Island, Franz Josef Land
Barents Sea
 Russia Islands in Franz Josef Land
Barents Sea
 Russia Severny Island and Yuzhny Island, Novaya Zemlya
Barents Sea Pechora Sea
 Russia A small island
Barents Sea Pechora Bay
Persian Gulf Passing just west of the island of Abu Musa,  Iran (claimed by  United Arab Emirates)
 United Arab Emirates
 Saudi Arabia
Indian Ocean Passing just west of Silhouette Island,  Seychelles
Passing just west of the island of Réunion,  France
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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