160th meridian west

The meridian 160° 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.

160th meridian west

The 160th meridian west forms a great circle with the 20th meridian east.

It is the western boundary of continuous Class E airspace between 14, 500 feet and 18, 000 feet MSL (Mean Sea Level) over Alaska.[1]

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 160th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 160°0′W Arctic Ocean
71°34′N 160°0′W Chukchi Sea
70°40′N 160°0′W  United States Alaska
58°53′N 160°0′W Bering Sea Bristol Bay
56°29′N 160°0′W  United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
55°48′N 160°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Karpa Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°31′N 160°1′W)
Passing just east of Andronica Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°19′N 160°1′W)
55°12′N 160°0′W  United States Alaska — Nagai Island
55°2′N 160°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Kauai, Hawaii,  United States (at 22°1′N 159°48′W)
Passing just east of the island of Niihau, Hawaii,  United States (at 21°59′N 160°3′W)
Passing just east of Jarvis Island,  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at 0°23′S 160°1′W)
Passing just west of Aitutaki island,  Cook Islands (at 18°54′S 159°50′W)
Passing just west of Rarotonga island,  Cook Islands (at 21°12′S 159°49′W)
60°0′S 160°0′W Southern Ocean
77°59′S 160°0′W Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

See also

  • 159th meridian west
  • 161st meridian west


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