174th meridian east

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Line across the Earth
174°
174th meridian east

The meridian 174° 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 174th meridian east forms a great circle with the 6th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 174th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 174°0′E / 90.000°N 174.000°E / 90.000; 174.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°58′N 174°0′E / 72.967°N 174.000°E / 72.967; 174.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°51′N 174°0′E / 69.850°N 174.000°E / 69.850; 174.000 (Russia)  Russia
61°42′N 174°0′E / 61.700°N 174.000°E / 61.700; 174.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
52°44′N 174°0′E / 52.733°N 174.000°E / 52.733; 174.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaNizki Island
52°43′N 174°0′E / 52.717°N 174.000°E / 52.717; 174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Abemama atoll,  Kiribati (at 0°20′N 173°57′E / 0.333°N 173.950°E / 0.333; 173.950 (Abemama))
35°7′S 174°0′E / 35.117°S 174.000°E / -35.117; 174.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North IslandNorth Auckland Peninsula
36°16′S 174°0′E / 36.267°S 174.000°E / -36.267; 174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
39°5′S 174°0′E / 39.083°S 174.000°E / -39.083; 174.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island — passing just west of the city of New Plymouth (at 39°4′S 174°4′E / 39.067°S 174.067°E / -39.067; 174.067 (New Plymouth))
39°33′S 174°0′E / 39.550°S 174.000°E / -39.550; 174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
40°55′S 174°0′E / 40.917°S 174.000°E / -40.917; 174.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island — passing just east of the town of Blenheim (at 4°31′S 173°58′E / 4.517°S 173.967°E / -4.517; 173.967 (Blenheim))
42°0′S 174°0′E / 42.000°S 174.000°E / -42.000; 174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 174°0′E / 60.000°S 174.000°E / -60.000; 174.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°34′S 174°0′E / 77.567°S 174.000°E / -77.567; 174.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependencyclaimed by  New Zealand

See also[edit]