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144th Meridian East

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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)

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


 Russia Faddeyevsky Island, New Siberian Islands
75°1′N 144°0′E / 75.017°N 144.000°E / 75.017; 144.000 (East Siberian Sea)

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


59°24′N 144°0′E / 59.400°N 144.000°E / 59.400; 144.000 (Sea of Okhotsk)

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


 Russia Island of Sakhalin
49°16′N 144°0′E / 49.267°N 144.000°E / 49.267; 144.000 (Sea of Okhotsk)

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


 Japan Island of Hokkaidō
42°55′N 144°0′E / 42.917°N 144.000°E / 42.917; 144.000 (Pacific Ocean)

Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Woleai atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia (at 7°20′N 144°0′E / 7.333°N 144.000°E / 7.333; 144.000 (Woleai))
Passing just west of the Ninigo Islands,  Papua New Guinea (at 1°28′S 144°1′E / 1.467°S 144.017°E / -1.467; 144.017 (Ninigo Islands))
Passing just west of the Schouten Islands,  Papua New Guinea (at 3°12′S 144°3′E / 3.200°S 144.050°E / -3.200; 144.050 (Schouten Islands))

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


 Papua New Guinea
7°44′S 144°0′E / 7.733°S 144.000°E / -7.733; 144.000 (Coral Sea)

Coral Sea Passing just west of Murray Island, Queensland,  Australia (at 9°55′S 144°2′E / 9.917°S 144.033°E / -9.917; 144.033 (Murray Island))

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


 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)
Victoria — from 35°33′S 144°0′E / 35.550°S 144.000°E / -35.550; 144.000 (Victoria)

38°31′S 144°0′E / 38.517°S 144.000°E / -38.517; 144.000 (Bass Strait)

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


 Australia TasmaniaKing Island
40°6′S 144°0′E / 40.100°S 144.000°E / -40.100; 144.000 (Indian Ocean)

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)

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


Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also


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