The Eastern and the Westernmost Longitude in Degrees of Indian Mainland

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Eastern and Westernmost Longitude in Degrees of the Indian Mainland are 97°25’E and 68°7’E, respectively. The easternmost longitude is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The westernmost longitude is located in the state of Gujarat. The local time difference between these two points is estimated to be about two hours.

Eastern and Westernmost Longitude in Degrees of Indian Mainland

The imaginary lines running from the North Pole to the South Pole are called longitudes. These imaginary lines are used as reference lines when locating places. They denote the angular distance of a point on the earth’s surface to the east or west from the central point of reference. The easternmost longitude of the Indian mainland, measured in degrees, is 97° 25′ E, and the westernmost longitude is 68° 7′ E.

  • As you know, India is a vast country that measures approximately 3,214 kilometers from north to south and 2,933 km from west to east.
  • The longitudinal extent of the mainland of India is also quite large, measuring 29°.
  • Therefore, a significant difference in local time is recorded for the locations at each pole, approximately 2 hours.
  • At the same time, the time difference between each longitude is only 4 minutes.

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