161st meridian east

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161st meridian east

The meridian 161° east 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 161st meridian east forms a great circle with the 19th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 161st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 161°0′E / 90.000°N 161.000°E / 90.000; 161.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°6′N 161°0′E / 76.100°N 161.000°E / 76.100; 161.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Passing between the Medvyezhi Islands,  Russia (at 70°50′N 161°0′E / 70.833°N 161.000°E / 70.833; 161.000 (Medvyezhi Islands))
69°35′N 161°0′E / 69.583°N 161.000°E / 69.583; 161.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°54′N 161°0′E / 60.900°N 161.000°E / 60.900; 161.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Penzhin Bay
59°42′N 161°0′E / 59.700°N 161.000°E / 59.700; 161.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
54°35′N 161°0′E / 54.583°N 161.000°E / 54.583; 161.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Ujelang Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 9°46′N 160°59′E / 9.767°N 160.983°E / 9.767; 160.983 (Ujelang))
8°38′S 161°0′E / 8.633°S 161.000°E / -8.633; 161.000 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of Malaita
9°16′S 161°0′E / 9.267°S 161.000°E / -9.267; 161.000 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing just east of the island of Guadalcanal,  Solomon Islands (at 9°51′S 160°50′E / 9.850°S 160.833°E / -9.850; 160.833 (Guadalcanal))
11°37′S 161°0′E / 11.617°S 161.000°E / -11.617; 161.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
28°18′S 161°0′E / 28.300°S 161.000°E / -28.300; 161.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 161°0′E / 60.000°S 161.000°E / -60.000; 161.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°19′S 161°0′E / 70.317°S 161.000°E / -70.317; 161.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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