166th meridian west

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166th meridian west

The meridian 166° 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 166th meridian west forms a great circle with the 14th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 166th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 166°0′W / 90.000°N 166.000°W / 90.000; -166.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°47′N 166°0′W / 71.783°N 166.000°W / 71.783; -166.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
68°52′N 166°0′W / 68.867°N 166.000°W / 68.867; -166.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
68°10′N 166°0′W / 68.167°N 166.000°W / 68.167; -166.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
66°33′N 166°0′W / 66.550°N 166.000°W / 66.550; -166.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
66°16′N 166°0′W / 66.267°N 166.000°W / 66.267; -166.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSeward Peninsula
68°10′N 166°0′W / 68.167°N 166.000°W / 68.167; -166.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of Sledge Island, Alaska,  United States (at 64°29′N 166°11′W / 64.483°N 166.183°W / 64.483; -166.183 (Sledge Island))
62°3′N 166°0′W / 62.050°N 166.000°W / 62.050; -166.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaKrekatok Island, Neragon Island and the mainland
61°32′N 166°0′W / 61.533°N 166.000°W / 61.533; -166.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
60°19′N 166°0′W / 60.317°N 166.000°W / 60.317; -166.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaNunivak Island
59°52′N 166°0′W / 59.867°N 166.000°W / 59.867; -166.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
54°11′N 166°0′W / 54.183°N 166.000°W / 54.183; -166.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAkutan Island
54°3′N 166°0′W / 54.050°N 166.000°W / 54.050; -166.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Unalga Island, Alaska,  United States (at 53°58′N 166°5′W / 53.967°N 166.083°W / 53.967; -166.083 (Unalga Island))
Passing just east of Sedanka Island, Alaska,  United States (at 53°50′N 166°5′W / 53.833°N 166.083°W / 53.833; -166.083 (Sedanka Island))
Passing just east of the French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii,  United States (at 23°45′N 166°3′W / 23.750°N 166.050°W / 23.750; -166.050 (French Frigate Shoals))
Passing just west of Pukapuka atoll,  Cook Islands (at 10°55′S 165°52′W / 10.917°S 165.867°W / -10.917; -165.867 (Pukapuka))
60°0′S 166°0′W / 60.000°S 166.000°W / -60.000; -166.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°28′S 166°0′W / 78.467°S 166.000°W / -78.467; -166.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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