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160th Meridian West

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160th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
160th meridian west

The meridian 160° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 160th meridian west forms a great circle with the 20th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 160th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Chukchi Sea
 United States Alaska
Bering Sea Bristol Bay
 United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Karpa Island, Alaska,  United States (at )
Passing just east of Andronica Island, Alaska,  United States (at )
 United States AlaskaNagai Island
Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Kauai, Hawaii,  United States (at )
Passing just east of the island of Niihau, Hawaii,  United States (at )
Passing just east of Jarvis Island,  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at )
Passing just west of Aitutaki island,  Cook Islands (at )
Passing just west of Rarotonga island,  Cook Islands (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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