169th meridian east

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169th meridian east

The meridian 169° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 169th meridian east forms a great circle with the 11th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 169th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 169°0′E / 90.000°N 169.000°E / 90.000; 169.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
74°10′N 169°0′E / 74.167°N 169.000°E / 74.167; 169.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°55′N 169°0′E / 69.917°N 169.000°E / 69.917; 169.000 (Russia)  Russia Ayon Island
69°33′N 169°0′E / 69.550°N 169.000°E / 69.550; 169.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Chaunskaya Bay
69°8′N 169°0′E / 69.133°N 169.000°E / 69.133; 169.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°34′N 169°0′E / 60.567°N 169.000°E / 60.567; 169.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
54°10′N 169°0′E / 54.167°N 169.000°E / 54.167; 169.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
14°39′N 169°0′E / 14.650°N 169.000°E / 14.650; 169.000 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Bokak Atoll
14°35′N 169°0′E / 14.583°N 169.000°E / 14.583; 169.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
10°3′N 169°0′E / 10.050°N 169.000°E / 10.050; 169.000 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Likiep Atoll
9°55′N 169°0′E / 9.917°N 169.000°E / 9.917; 169.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Ailinglaplap Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 7°35′N 168°58′E / 7.583°N 168.967°E / 7.583; 168.967 (Ailinglaplap))
Passing just west of Kili Island,  Marshall Islands (at 5°38′N 169°7′E / 5.633°N 169.117°E / 5.633; 169.117 (Kili))
Passing just east of Ebon Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 4°38′N 168°46′E / 4.633°N 168.767°E / 4.633; 168.767 (Ebon))
Passing just east of the island of Tikopia,  Solomon Islands (at 12°18′S 168°51′E / 12.300°S 168.850°E / -12.300; 168.850 (Tikopia))
18°41′S 169°0′E / 18.683°S 169.000°E / -18.683; 169.000 (Vanuatu)  Vanuatu Island of Erromango
18°53′S 169°0′E / 18.883°S 169.000°E / -18.883; 169.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Tanna,  Vanuatu (at 19°27′S 169°13′E / 19.450°S 169.217°E / -19.450; 169.217 (Tanna))
Passing just east of Walpole Island,  New Caledonia (at 22°35′S 168°57′E / 22.583°S 168.950°E / -22.583; 168.950 (Walpole Island))
43°51′S 169°0′E / 43.850°S 169.000°E / -43.850; 169.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island — passing through the island's southernmost point, Slope Point
46°40′S 169°0′E / 46.667°S 169.000°E / -46.667; 169.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the Hook Keys and Campbell Island,  New Zealand (at 52°33′S 170°0′E / 52.550°S 170.000°E / -52.550; 170.000 (Hook Keys and Campbell Island))
60°0′S 169°0′E / 60.000°S 169.000°E / -60.000; 169.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
71°24′S 169°0′E / 71.400°S 169.000°E / -71.400; 169.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand
73°29′S 169°0′E / 73.483°S 169.000°E / -73.483; 169.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Ross Sea
77°29′S 169°0′E / 77.483°S 169.000°E / -77.483; 169.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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