163rd meridian east

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163rd meridian east

The meridian 163° east 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 163rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 17th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 163rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 163°0′E / 90.000°N 163.000°E / 90.000; 163.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°37′N 163°0′E / 75.617°N 163.000°E / 75.617; 163.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°39′N 163°0′E / 69.650°N 163.000°E / 69.650; 163.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Magadan Oblast — from 64°39′N 163°0′E / 64.650°N 163.000°E / 64.650; 163.000 (Magadan Oblast)
Kamchatka Krai — from 64°11′N 163°0′E / 64.183°N 163.000°E / 64.183; 163.000 (Kamchatka Krai)
61°32′N 163°0′E / 61.533°N 163.000°E / 61.533; 163.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Penzhin Bay
60°46′N 163°0′E / 60.767°N 163.000°E / 60.767; 163.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
58°56′N 163°0′E / 58.933°N 163.000°E / 58.933; 163.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Karaginsky Gulf
57°50′N 163°0′E / 57.833°N 163.000°E / 57.833; 163.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
57°27′N 163°0′E / 57.450°N 163.000°E / 57.450; 163.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Ozernoy Bay
56°43′N 163°0′E / 56.717°N 163.000°E / 56.717; 163.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
56°1′N 163°0′E / 56.017°N 163.000°E / 56.017; 163.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
5°22′N 163°0′E / 5.367°N 163.000°E / 5.367; 163.000 (Federated States of Micronesia)  Federated States of Micronesia Island of Kosrae
5°16′N 163°0′E / 5.267°N 163.000°E / 5.267; 163.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Sikaiana atoll,  Solomon Islands (at 8°24′S 162°57′E / 8.400°S 162.950°E / -8.400; 162.950 (Sikaiana))
10°42′S 163°0′E / 10.700°S 163.000°E / -10.700; 163.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
26°37′S 163°0′E / 26.617°S 163.000°E / -26.617; 163.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 163°0′E / 60.000°S 163.000°E / -60.000; 163.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°42′S 163°0′E / 66.700°S 163.000°E / -66.700; 163.000 (Balleny Islands) Balleny Islands Buckle Island, claimed by  New Zealand
66°49′S 163°0′E / 66.817°S 163.000°E / -66.817; 163.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°33′S 163°0′E / 70.550°S 163.000°E / -70.550; 163.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand
75°30′S 163°0′E / 75.500°S 163.000°E / -75.500; 163.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Ross Sea
77°4′S 163°0′E / 77.067°S 163.000°E / -77.067; 163.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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