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40th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
40°
40th meridian east

The meridian 40° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 40th meridian east forms a great circle with the 140th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 40th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Barents Sea
 Russia Island of Ostrov Lumbovskiy and the Kola Peninsula
White Sea
 Russia
White Sea Dvina Bay
 Russia
 Ukraine
 Russia
 Ukraine For about 10km
 Russia
 Ukraine For about 6km
 Russia
Black Sea
 Turkey
 Syria
 Iraq
 Saudi Arabia
Red Sea
 Eritrea Dahlak Archipelago and the mainland
 Ethiopia
 Kenya
Indian Ocean Passing just east of the islands of Pemba, Latham and Mafia,  Tanzania
 Tanzania
 Mozambique
Indian Ocean Passing between the atoll of Bassas da India and Europa Island,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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