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46th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
46th meridian east

The meridian 46° 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 46th meridian east forms a great circle with the 134th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 46th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Russia Island of Alexandra Land, Franz Josef Land
Barents Sea
 Russia Kanin Peninsula
Barents Sea Chesha Bay
 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan exclave
 Iran For about 3km
 Iraq For about 4km
 Iran For about 3km
 Saudi Arabia
Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden
 Somalia Somaliland
Indian Ocean Passing just west of Aldabra atoll,  Seychelles
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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