176th meridian west

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176th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 176°0′W / 90.000°N 176.000°W / 90.000; -176.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°44′N 176°0′W / 71.733°N 176.000°W / 71.733; -176.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Passing just west of Herald Island,  Russia (at 71°25′N 175°46′W / 71.417°N 175.767°W / 71.417; -175.767 (Herald Island))
67°51′N 176°0′W / 67.850°N 176.000°W / 67.850; -176.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukchi Peninsula
65°23′N 176°0′W / 65.383°N 176.000°W / 65.383; -176.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
52°4′N 176°0′W / 52.067°N 176.000°W / 52.067; -176.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaGreat Sitkin Island, Umak Island and Little Tanaga Island
51°48′N 176°0′W / 51.800°N 176.000°W / 51.800; -176.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Wallis Island,  Wallis and Futuna (at 13°16′S 176°8′W / 13.267°S 176.133°W / -13.267; -176.133 (Wallis Island))
Passing just west of Niuafo'ou Island,  Tonga (at 15°36′S 175°41′W / 15.600°S 175.683°W / -15.600; -175.683 (Niuafo'ou))
Passing just east of 'Ata Island,  Tonga (at 22°20′S 176°11′W / 22.333°S 176.183°W / -22.333; -176.183 ('Ata))
Passing just east of Chatham Island/Rekohu,  New Zealand (at 43°44′S 176°11′W / 43.733°S 176.183°W / -43.733; -176.183 (Chatham Island/Rekohu))
44°13′S 176°0′W / 44.217°S 176.000°W / -44.217; -176.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Star Keys/Motuhope islands
44°14′S 176°0′W / 44.233°S 176.000°W / -44.233; -176.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Pitt Island,  New Zealand (at 44°16′S 176°8′W / 44.267°S 176.133°W / -44.267; -176.133 (Pitt Island))
60°0′S 176°0′W / 60.000°S 176.000°W / -60.000; -176.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°24′S 176°0′W / 78.400°S 176.000°W / -78.400; -176.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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