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The meridian 120° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 120th meridian east forms a great circle with the 60th meridian west.
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 120th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 120°0′E / 90°N 120°E / 90; 120 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°22′N 120°0′E / 78.367°N 120°E / 78.367; 120 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°10′N 120°0′E / 73.167°N 120°E / 73.167; 120 (Russia)  Russia
51°31′N 120°0′E / 51.517°N 120°E / 51.517; 120 (China)  People's Republic of China
40°4′N 120°0′E / 40.067°N 120°E / 40.067; 120 (Bohai Sea) Bohai Sea
37°25′N 120°0′E / 37.417°N 120°E / 37.417; 120 (China)  People's Republic of China Shandong Peninsula
35°43′N 120°0′E / 35.717°N 120°E / 35.717; 120 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea
34°26′N 120°0′E / 34.433°N 120°E / 34.433; 120 (China)  People's Republic of China
26°36′N 120°0′E / 26.6°N 120°E / 26.6; 120 (East China Sea) East China Sea
25°23′N 120°0′E / 25.383°N 120°E / 25.383; 120 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing through the Taiwan Strait, just west of the island of Taiwan,  Republic of China
16°20′N 120°0′E / 16.333°N 120°E / 16.333; 120 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Cabarruyan and Luzon
15°17′N 120°0′E / 15.283°N 120°E / 15.283; 120 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing just west of the Lubang Islands,  Philippines
12°16′N 120°0′E / 12.267°N 120°E / 12.267; 120 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Busuanga and Culion
11°41′N 120°0′E / 11.683°N 120°E / 11.683; 120 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
10°34′N 120°0′E / 10.567°N 120°E / 10.567; 120 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Dumaran
10°33′N 120°0′E / 10.55°N 120°E / 10.55; 120 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea Passing through Tubbataha Reef,  Philippines
5°56′N 120°0′E / 5.933°N 120°E / 5.933; 120 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Laparan
5°52′N 120°0′E / 5.867°N 120°E / 5.867; 120 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
5°14′N 120°0′E / 5.233°N 120°E / 5.233; 120 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Tawi-Tawi and Bilatan
4°57′N 120°0′E / 4.95°N 120°E / 4.95; 120 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
1°12′N 120°0′E / 1.2°N 120°E / 1.2; 120 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
0°29′N 120°0′E / 0.483°N 120°E / 0.483; 120 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
5°34′S 120°0′E / 5.567°S 120°E / -5.567; 120 (Flores Sea) Flores Sea
8°27′S 120°0′E / 8.45°S 120°E / -8.45; 120 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Flores
8°49′S 120°0′E / 8.817°S 120°E / -8.817; 120 (Sumba Strait) Sumba Strait
9°22′S 120°0′E / 9.367°S 120°E / -9.367; 120 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumba
10°2′S 120°0′E / 10.033°S 120°E / -10.033; 120 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
19°56′S 120°0′E / 19.933°S 120°E / -19.933; 120 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
33°56′S 120°0′E / 33.933°S 120°E / -33.933; 120 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean
60°0′S 120°0′E / 60°S 120°E / -60; 120 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°52′S 120°0′E / 66.867°S 120°E / -66.867; 120 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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