171st meridian east

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171st meridian east

The meridian 171° 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 171st meridian east forms a great circle with the 9th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 171st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 171°0′E / 90.000°N 171.000°E / 90.000; 171.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°41′N 171°0′E / 73.683°N 171.000°E / 73.683; 171.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
70°5′N 171°0′E / 70.083°N 171.000°E / 70.083; 171.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°31′N 171°0′E / 60.517°N 171.000°E / 60.517; 171.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°30′N 171°0′E / 53.500°N 171.000°E / 53.500; 171.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Mejit,  Marshall Islands (at 10°17′N 170°53′E / 10.283°N 170.883°E / 10.283; 170.883 (Mejit))
8°53′N 171°0′E / 8.883°N 171.000°E / 8.883; 171.000 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Maloelap Atoll
8°39′N 171°0′E / 8.650°N 171.000°E / 8.650; 171.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Aur Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 8°13′N 171°1′E / 8.217°N 171.017°E / 8.217; 171.017 (Aur))
Passing just west of Majuro Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 7°8′N 171°2′E / 7.133°N 171.033°E / 7.133; 171.033 (Majuro))
42°41′S 171°0′E / 42.683°S 171.000°E / -42.683; 171.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island — passing just east of the town of Oamaru (at 45°4′N 170°58′E / 45.067°N 170.967°E / 45.067; 170.967 (Oamaru))
45°5′S 171°0′E / 45.083°S 171.000°E / -45.083; 171.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 171°0′E / 60.000°S 171.000°E / -60.000; 171.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°20′S 171°0′E / 77.333°S 171.000°E / -77.333; 171.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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