171st meridian west

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171st meridian west

The meridian 171° 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 171st meridian west forms a great circle with the 9th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 171st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 171°0′W / 90.000°N 171.000°W / 90.000; -171.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°50′N 171°0′W / 71.833°N 171.000°W / 71.833; -171.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
66°32′N 171°0′W / 66.533°N 171.000°W / 66.533; -171.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugChukchi Peninsula
65°29′N 171°0′W / 65.483°N 171.000°W / 65.483; -171.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
63°35′N 171°0′W / 63.583°N 171.000°W / 63.583; -171.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSt. Lawrence Island
63°25′N 171°0′W / 63.417°N 171.000°W / 63.417; -171.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of Chagulak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 52°34′N 171°6′W / 52.567°N 171.100°W / 52.567; -171.100 (Chagulak))
Passing just west of Yunaska Island, Alaska,  United States (at 52°33′N 170°51′W / 52.550°N 170.850°W / 52.550; -170.850 (Yunaska))
52°32′N 171°0′W / 52.533°N 171.000°W / 52.533; -171.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Enderbury Island,  Kiribati (at 3°8′S 171°4′W / 3.133°S 171.067°W / -3.133; -171.067 (Enderbury Island))
Passing just west of Rawaki Island,  Kiribati (at 3°43′S 170°43′W / 3.717°S 170.717°W / -3.717; -170.717 (Rawaki Island))
Passing just east of Manra Island,  Kiribati (at 4°27′S 171°13′W / 4.450°S 171.217°W / -4.450; -171.217 (Manra Island))
Passing just east of Fakaofo atoll,  Tokelau (at 9°21′S 171°11′W / 9.350°S 171.183°W / -9.350; -171.183 (Fakaofo))
Passing just east of Swains Island,  American Samoa (claimed by  Tokelau) (at 11°3′S 171°3′W / 11.050°S 171.050°W / -11.050; -171.050 (Swains Island))
Passing just west of the island of Tutuila,  American Samoa (at 14°19′S 170°51′W / 14.317°S 170.850°W / -14.317; -170.850 (Tutuila))
60°0′S 171°0′W / 60.000°S 171.000°W / -60.000; -171.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°29′S 171°0′W / 78.483°S 171.000°W / -78.483; -171.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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