165th meridian west

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165th meridian west

The meridian 165° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 165th meridian west forms a great circle with the 15th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 165th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 165°0′W / 90.000°N 165.000°W / 90.000; -165.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°46′N 165°0′W / 71.767°N 165.000°W / 71.767; -165.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
68°53′N 165°0′W / 68.883°N 165.000°W / 68.883; -165.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
67°54′N 165°0′W / 67.900°N 165.000°W / 67.900; -165.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Kotzebue Sound
66°30′N 165°0′W / 66.500°N 165.000°W / 66.500; -165.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSeward Peninsula
64°26′N 165°0′W / 64.433°N 165.000°W / 64.433; -165.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Norton Sound
62°32′N 165°0′W / 62.533°N 165.000°W / 62.533; -165.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaYukon–Kuskokwim Delta
60°21′N 165°0′W / 60.350°N 165.000°W / 60.350; -165.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just west of Unimak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 54°34′N 164°56′W / 54.567°N 164.933°W / 54.567; -164.933 (Unimak Island))
54°8′N 165°0′W / 54.133°N 165.000°W / 54.133; -165.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaTigalda Island
54°4′N 165°0′W / 54.067°N 165.000°W / 54.067; -165.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 165°0′W / 60.000°S 165.000°W / -60.000; -165.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°33′S 165°0′W / 78.550°S 165.000°W / -78.550; -165.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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