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144th meridian east

144th meridian east

The meridian 144° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 144th meridian east forms a great circle with the 36th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 144th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 144°0′E / 90.000°N 144.000°E / 90.000; 144.000 (Arctic Ocean){{#coordinates:90|0|N|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Arctic Ocean

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Arctic Ocean
49|N|144|0|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Sakha RepublicKotelny Island, New Siberian Islands
75°1′N 144°0′E / 75.017°N 144.000°E / 75.017; 144.000 (East Siberian Sea){{#coordinates:75|1|N|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=East Siberian Sea

}}

East Siberian Sea
40|N|144|0|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 61°45′N 144°0′E / 61.750°N 144.000°E / 61.750; 144.000 (Khabarovsk Krai){{#coordinates:61|45|N|144|0|E|type:adm1st_region
name=Khabarovsk Krai

}}

59°24′N 144°0′E / 59.400°N 144.000°E / 59.400; 144.000 (Sea of Okhotsk){{#coordinates:59|24|N|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Sea of Okhotsk

}}

Sea of Okhotsk
57|N|144|0|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Sakhalin Oblast — island of Sakhalin
49°16′N 144°0′E / 49.267°N 144.000°E / 49.267; 144.000 (Sea of Okhotsk){{#coordinates:49|16|N|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Sea of Okhotsk

}}

Sea of Okhotsk
8|N|144|0|E|type:country name=Japan

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Template:Country data Japan Hokkaidō Prefecture — island of Hokkaidō
42°55′N 144°0′E / 42.917°N 144.000°E / 42.917; 144.000 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:42|55|N|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

}}

Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Woleai atoll, 23x15px Federated States of Micronesia (at 7°20′N 144°0′E / 7.333°N 144.000°E / 7.333; 144.000 (Woleai){{#coordinates:7|20|N|144|0|E|type:isle name=Woleai

}})
Passing just west of the Ninigo Islands, 23x15px Papua New Guinea (at 1°28′S 144°1′E / 1.467°S 144.017°E / -1.467; 144.017 (Ninigo Islands){{#coordinates:1|28|S|144|1|E|type:isle||

name=Ninigo Islands

}})
Passing just west of the Schouten Islands, 23x15px Papua New Guinea (at 3°12′S 144°3′E / 3.200°S 144.050°E / -3.200; 144.050 (Schouten Islands){{#coordinates:3|12|S|144|3|E|type:isle||

name=Schouten Islands

}})

48|S|144|0|E|type:country name=Papua New Guinea

}}

23x15px Papua New Guinea
7°44′S 144°0′E / 7.733°S 144.000°E / -7.733; 144.000 (Coral Sea){{#coordinates:7|44|S|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Coral Sea

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Coral Sea Passing just west of Murray Island, Queensland, 23x15px Australia (at 9°55′S 144°2′E / 9.917°S 144.033°E / -9.917; 144.033 (Murray Island){{#coordinates:9|55|S|144|2|E|type:isle name=Murray Island

}})

29|S|144|0|E|type:country name=Australia

}}

23x15px Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 29°0′S 144°0′E / 29.000°S 144.000°E / -29.000; 144.000 (New South Wales){{#coordinates:29|0|S|144|0|E|type:adm1st
name=New South Wales

}}
Victoria — from 35°33′S 144°0′E / 35.550°S 144.000°E / -35.550; 144.000 (Victoria){{#coordinates:35|33|S|144|0|E|type:adm1st||

name=Victoria

}}

38°31′S 144°0′E / 38.517°S 144.000°E / -38.517; 144.000 (Bass Strait){{#coordinates:38|31|S|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Bass Strait

}}

Bass Strait
36|S|144|0|E|type:country name=Australia

}}

23x15px Australia TasmaniaKing Island
40°6′S 144°0′E / 40.100°S 144.000°E / -40.100; 144.000 (Indian Ocean){{#coordinates:40|6|S|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 144°0′E / 60.000°S 144.000°E / -60.000; 144.000 (Southern Ocean){{#coordinates:60|0|S|144|0|E|type:waterbody name=Southern Ocean

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Southern Ocean
5|S|144|0|E|type:country name=Antarctica

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Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by 23x15px Australia

See also

References

  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.