125th meridian east

125th meridian east

Line across the Earth
125th meridian east

The meridian 125° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, Australia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 125th meridian east forms a great circle with the 55th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 125th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Laptev Sea
 Russia Islands of the Lena Delta and the mainland
 People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia — from
Heilongjiang — from
Jilin — from
Liaoning — from
 North Korea
Yellow Sea Korea Bay
 North Korea Island of Sok-do and the mainland
Yellow Sea
 North Korea
Yellow Sea
 North Korea Island of Kirin-do
Yellow Sea Passing just west of the island of Gageodo,  South Korea (at )
East China Sea Passing just west of the island of Shimojishima,  Japan (at )
Passing just east of the island of Taramajima,  Japan (at )
Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
Islands of Samar and Leyte
Sogod Bay
Island of Leyte
Bohol Sea
Island of Mindanao
Celebes Sea
 Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
Molucca Sea
 Indonesia Island of Taliabu
Banda Sea
 Indonesia Island of Alor
Savu Sea
 Timor-Leste Island of Timor
 Indonesia Island of Timor
 Timor-Leste Island of Timor
 Indonesia Island of Timor
Timor Sea
Indian Ocean
 Australia Western Australia — the Maret Islands and the mainland
Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also


  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.