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170th Meridian West

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170th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
170th meridian west

The meridian 170° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 170th meridian west forms a great circle with the 10th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 170th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Chukchi Sea
Bering Sea
 Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugChukchi Peninsula
Bering Sea
 United States AlaskaSt. Lawrence Island
Bering Sea Passing just east of St. Paul Island, Alaska,  United States (at )
Passing just west of United States (at )
 United States AlaskaCarlisle Island and Chuginadak Island
Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Niue (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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