174th meridian west

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174th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 174°0′W / 90.000°N 174.000°W / 90.000; -174.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°47′N 174°0′W / 71.783°N 174.000°W / 71.783; -174.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
67°5′N 174°0′W / 67.083°N 174.000°W / 67.083; -174.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukchi Peninsula
66°53′N 174°0′W / 66.883°N 174.000°W / 66.883; -174.000 (Kolyuchinskaya Bay) Kolyuchinskaya Bay
66°38′N 174°0′W / 66.633°N 174.000°W / 66.633; -174.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukchi Peninsula
64°27′N 174°0′W / 64.450°N 174.000°W / 64.450; -174.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
52°21′N 174°0′W / 52.350°N 174.000°W / 52.350; -174.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAtka Island and Amlia Island
52°6′N 174°0′W / 52.100°N 174.000°W / 52.100; -174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Lisianski Island, Hawaii,  United States (at 26°4′N 173°58′W / 26.067°N 173.967°W / 26.067; -173.967 (Lisianski))
Passing just west of the island of Niuatoputapu,  Tonga (at 15°58′S 173°46′W / 15.967°S 173.767°W / -15.967; -173.767 (Niuatoputapu))
Passing just east of the island of Toku,  Tonga (at 18°9′S 174°10′W / 18.150°S 174.167°W / -18.150; -174.167 (Toku))
18°34′S 174°0′W / 18.567°S 174.000°W / -18.567; -174.000 (Tonga)  Tonga Islands of Vavaʻu
18°42′S 174°0′W / 18.700°S 174.000°W / -18.700; -174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 174°0′W / 60.000°S 174.000°W / -60.000; -174.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°26′S 174°0′W / 78.433°S 174.000°W / -78.433; -174.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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