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The meridian 140° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 140th meridian east forms a great circle with the 40th meridian west.
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 140°0′E / 90°N 140°E / 90; 140 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°57′N 140°0′E / 75.95°N 140°E / 75.95; 140 (Russia)  Russia Island of Kotelny, New Siberian Islands
74°54′N 140°0′E / 74.9°N 140°E / 74.9; 140 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°26′N 140°0′E / 73.433°N 140°E / 73.433; 140 (Russia)  Russia Island of Great Lyakhovsky, New Siberian Islands
73°20′N 140°0′E / 73.333°N 140°E / 73.333; 140 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
72°29′N 140°0′E / 72.483°N 140°E / 72.483; 140 (Russia)  Russia
57°42′N 140°0′E / 57.7°N 140°E / 57.7; 140 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
54°6′N 140°0′E / 54.1°N 140°E / 54.1; 140 (Russia)  Russia
48°20′N 140°0′E / 48.333°N 140°E / 48.333; 140 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan (East Sea)
42°41′N 140°0′E / 42.683°N 140°E / 42.683; 140 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
42°7′N 140°0′E / 42.117°N 140°E / 42.117; 140 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan (East Sea)
41°38′N 140°0′E / 41.633°N 140°E / 41.633; 140 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
41°32′N 140°0′E / 41.533°N 140°E / 41.533; 140 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan (East Sea)
40°44′N 140°0′E / 40.733°N 140°E / 40.733; 140 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
39°51′N 140°0′E / 39.85°N 140°E / 39.85; 140 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan (East Sea)
39°20′N 140°0′E / 39.333°N 140°E / 39.333; 140 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
35°39′N 140°0′E / 35.65°N 140°E / 35.65; 140 (Tokyo Bay) Tokyo Bay
35°28′N 140°0′E / 35.467°N 140°E / 35.467; 140 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū - Bōsō Peninsula
35°1′N 140°0′E / 35.017°N 140°E / 35.017; 140 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Hachijōjima,  Japan
Passing just east of the island of Aogashima
Passing through the Bayonaise Rocks,  Japan
Passing just west of Smith Island,  Japan
Passing just west of Tori Shima,  Japan
Passing just east of Ulithi Atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
2°21′S 140°0′E / 2.35°S 140°E / -2.35; 140 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
8°14′S 140°0′E / 8.233°S 140°E / -8.233; 140 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
11°22′S 140°0′E / 11.367°S 140°E / -11.367; 140 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria
17°43′S 140°0′E / 17.717°S 140°E / -17.717; 140 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
South Australia
37°29′S 140°0′E / 37.483°S 140°E / -37.483; 140 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean
60°0′S 140°0′E / 60°S 140°E / -60; 140 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°42′S 140°0′E / 66.7°S 140°E / -66.7; 140 (Antarctica) Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by  France

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