40th meridian east

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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
90°0′N 40°0′E / 90.000°N 40.000°E / 90.000; 40.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°27′N 40°0′E / 80.450°N 40.000°E / 80.450; 40.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
67°49′N 40°0′E / 67.817°N 40.000°E / 67.817; 40.000 (Russia)  Russia Island of Ostrov Lumbovskiy and the Kola Peninsula
66°25′N 40°0′E / 66.417°N 40.000°E / 66.417; 40.000 (White Sea) White Sea
65°49′N 40°0′E / 65.817°N 40.000°E / 65.817; 40.000 (Russia)  Russia
65°10′N 40°0′E / 65.167°N 40.000°E / 65.167; 40.000 (White Sea) White Sea Dvina Bay
64°45′N 40°0′E / 64.750°N 40.000°E / 64.750; 40.000 (Russia)  Russia
49°36′N 40°0′E / 49.600°N 40.000°E / 49.600; 40.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
49°9′N 40°0′E / 49.150°N 40.000°E / 49.150; 40.000 (Russia)  Russia
48°53′N 40°0′E / 48.883°N 40.000°E / 48.883; 40.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine For about 10km
48°48′N 40°0′E / 48.800°N 40.000°E / 48.800; 40.000 (Russia)  Russia
48°17′N 40°0′E / 48.283°N 40.000°E / 48.283; 40.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine For about 6km
48°13′N 40°0′E / 48.217°N 40.000°E / 48.217; 40.000 (Russia)  Russia
43°23′N 40°0′E / 43.383°N 40.000°E / 43.383; 40.000 (Black Sea) Black Sea
40°57′N 40°0′E / 40.950°N 40.000°E / 40.950; 40.000 (Turkey)  Turkey
36°49′N 40°0′E / 36.817°N 40.000°E / 36.817; 40.000 (Syria)  Syria
33°57′N 40°0′E / 33.950°N 40.000°E / 33.950; 40.000 (Iraq)  Iraq
32°1′N 40°0′E / 32.017°N 40.000°E / 32.017; 40.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
20°15′N 40°0′E / 20.250°N 40.000°E / 20.250; 40.000 (Red Sea) Red Sea
16°3′N 40°0′E / 16.050°N 40.000°E / 16.050; 40.000 (Eritrea)  Eritrea Dahlak Archipelago and the mainland
14°27′N 40°0′E / 14.450°N 40.000°E / 14.450; 40.000 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
3°56′N 40°0′E / 3.933°N 40.000°E / 3.933; 40.000 (Kenya)  Kenya
3°22′S 40°0′E / 3.367°S 40.000°E / -3.367; 40.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of the islands of Pemba, Latham and Mafia,  Tanzania
10°8′S 40°0′E / 10.133°S 40.000°E / -10.133; 40.000 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
10°49′S 40°0′E / 10.817°S 40.000°E / -10.817; 40.000 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
16°12′S 40°0′E / 16.200°S 40.000°E / -16.200; 40.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing between the atoll of Bassas da India and Europa Island,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
60°0′S 40°0′E / 60.000°S 40.000°E / -60.000; 40.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°52′S 40°0′E / 68.867°S 40.000°E / -68.867; 40.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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