170th meridian west

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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[edit]

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
90°0′N 170°0′W / 90.000°N 170.000°W / 90.000; -170.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°50′N 170°0′W / 71.833°N 170.000°W / 71.833; -170.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
66°33′N 170°0′W / 66.550°N 170.000°W / 66.550; -170.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
66°11′N 170°0′W / 66.183°N 170.000°W / 66.183; -170.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukchi Peninsula
66°2′N 170°0′W / 66.033°N 170.000°W / 66.033; -170.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
63°28′N 170°0′W / 63.467°N 170.000°W / 63.467; -170.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSt. Lawrence Island
63°9′N 170°0′W / 63.150°N 170.000°W / 63.150; -170.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of St. Paul Island, Alaska,  United States (at 57°14′N 170°5′W / 57.233°N 170.083°W / 57.233; -170.083 (St. Paul Island))
Passing just west of St. George Island, Alaska,  United States (at 56°36′N 169°46′W / 56.600°N 169.767°W / 56.600; -169.767 (St. George Island))
52°54′N 170°0′W / 52.900°N 170.000°W / 52.900; -170.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaCarlisle Island and Chuginadak Island
52°48′N 170°0′W / 52.800°N 170.000°W / 52.800; -170.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Niue (at 19°4′S 169°57′W / 19.067°S 169.950°W / -19.067; -169.950 (Niue))
60°0′S 170°0′W / 60.000°S 170.000°W / -60.000; -170.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°29′S 170°0′W / 78.483°S 170.000°W / -78.483; -170.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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