173rd meridian east

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173rd meridian east

The meridian 173° 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 173rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 7th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 173rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 173°0′E / 90.000°N 173.000°E / 90.000; 173.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°12′N 173°0′E / 73.200°N 173.000°E / 73.200; 173.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°52′N 173°0′E / 69.867°N 173.000°E / 69.867; 173.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Kamchatka Krai — from 62°23′N 173°0′E / 62.383°N 173.000°E / 62.383; 173.000 (Kamchatka Krai)
61°25′N 173°0′E / 61.417°N 173.000°E / 61.417; 173.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
52°59′N 173°0′E / 52.983°N 173.000°E / 52.983; 173.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAttu Island
52°47′N 173°0′E / 52.783°N 173.000°E / 52.783; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
3°24′N 173°0′E / 3.400°N 173.000°E / 3.400; 173.000 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Makin Islands
3°23′N 173°0′E / 3.383°N 173.000°E / 3.383; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Butaritari atoll,  Kiribati (at 3°10′N 172°58′E / 3.167°N 172.967°E / 3.167; 172.967 (Butatitari))
1°52′N 173°0′E / 1.867°N 173.000°E / 1.867; 173.000 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Abaiang and Tarawa atolls
1°19′N 173°0′E / 1.317°N 173.000°E / 1.317; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
1°1′N 173°0′E / 1.017°N 173.000°E / 1.017; 173.000 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Maiana atoll
0°50′N 173°0′E / 0.833°N 173.000°E / 0.833; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
34°23′S 173°0′E / 34.383°S 173.000°E / -34.383; 173.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North IslandNorth Auckland Peninsula, passing close by the island's northernmost point, the Surville Cliffs
34°48′S 173°0′E / 34.800°S 173.000°E / -34.800; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
40°48′S 173°0′E / 40.800°S 173.000°E / -40.800; 173.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island
43°4′S 173°0′E / 43.067°S 173.000°E / -43.067; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Pegasus Bay
43°39′S 173°0′E / 43.650°S 173.000°E / -43.650; 173.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South IslandBanks Peninsula
43°53′S 173°0′E / 43.883°S 173.000°E / -43.883; 173.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 173°0′E / 60.000°S 173.000°E / -60.000; 173.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°30′S 173°0′E / 77.500°S 173.000°E / -77.500; 173.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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