176th meridian east

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176th meridian east

The meridian 176° 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 176th meridian east forms a great circle with the 4th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 176th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 176°0′E / 90.000°N 176.000°E / 90.000; 176.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°29′N 176°0′E / 72.483°N 176.000°E / 72.483; 176.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°52′N 176°0′E / 69.867°N 176.000°E / 69.867; 176.000 (Russia)  Russia
62°15′N 176°0′E / 62.250°N 176.000°E / 62.250; 176.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of Buldir Island, Alaska,  United States (at 52°21′N 175°58′E / 52.350°N 175.967°E / 52.350; 175.967 (Buldir Island))
52°20′N 176°0′E / 52.333°N 176.000°E / 52.333; 176.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
1°20′S 176°0′E / 1.333°S 176.000°E / -1.333; 176.000 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Beru Island
1°22′S 176°0′E / 1.367°S 176.000°E / -1.367; 176.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Tamana,  Kiribati (at 2°31′S 175°59′E / 2.517°S 175.983°E / -2.517; 175.983 (Tamana))
Passing just west of the island of Nanumea,  Tuvalu (at 5°39′S 176°4′E / 5.650°S 176.067°E / -5.650; 176.067 (Nanumea))
37°29′S 176°0′E / 37.483°S 176.000°E / -37.483; 176.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Matakana Island and North Island — passing through the country's largest lake, Lake Taupo (at 38°45′S 176°0′E / 38.750°S 176.000°E / -38.750; 176.000 (Lake Taupo))
41°10′S 176°0′E / 41.167°S 176.000°E / -41.167; 176.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 176°0′E / 60.000°S 176.000°E / -60.000; 176.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°43′S 176°0′E / 77.717°S 176.000°E / -77.717; 176.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependencyclaimed by  New Zealand

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