170th meridian west

The meridian 170° 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.

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170th meridian west

The 170th meridian west forms a great circle with the 10th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 170th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 170°0′W Arctic Ocean
71°50′N 170°0′W Chukchi Sea
66°33′N 170°0′W Bering Sea
66°11′N 170°0′W  Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugChukchi Peninsula
66°2′N 170°0′W Bering Sea
63°28′N 170°0′W  United States AlaskaSt. Lawrence Island
63°9′N 170°0′W Bering Sea Passing just east of St. Paul Island, Alaska,  United States (at 57°14′N 170°5′W)
Passing just west of St. George Island, Alaska,  United States (at 56°36′N 169°46′W)
52°54′N 170°0′W  United States Alaska — Carlisle Island and Chuginadak Island
52°48′N 170°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Niue (at 19°4′S 169°57′W)
60°0′S 170°0′W Southern Ocean
78°29′S 170°0′W Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

See also

  • 169th meridian west
  • 171st meridian west
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