The Easternmost Longitude of India is

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Easternmost Longitude of India is 97° 25′E. This longitude is located in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. The vertical lines running north to south on the geographical grid that join the two poles are called the longitude. These are used to measure time for the country. The longitudes and latitudes provide a systematic network of lines representing the position of various points.

Easternmost Longitude of India

97° 25’E is the easternmost longitude of India. The mainland of India extends between 68°7’E and 97°25’E longitudes and 8°4’N and 37°6’N latitudes. India is one of the vastest countries in the world. Both longitude and latitude differ by around 30°.

Check the important facts about the longitudes of India that will enhance your knowledge about the topic.

  • The Longitude degree varies from 0° to 180°.
  • The 0° longitude is Prime Meridian, which passes through the Royal observatory.
  • Opposite the prime meridian, i.e. 180°, is International Date Line that passes through the Pacific ocean.
  • The westernmost longitude of India is 68°7’E which passes through the Gujarat Ghuar Moti Village.
  • The northmost latitude of India is 37°6’N, known as Indira Col, which lies in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
  • The standard Meridian of India is 82°30’E longitude.
  • Due to its vast spread, Russia has 11 standard meridians, the highest in the world.

Lastly, latitudes and longitudes are imaginary lines and circles that help find a location or position on the globe. Due to a 30-degree difference in the longitudinal extent, there can be a local time difference. This is the reason we follow the Indian Standard Time in all regions of India.

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