175th meridian west

The meridian 175° 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.

175th meridian west

The 175th meridian west forms a great circle with the 5th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 175th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 175°0′W Arctic Ocean
71°46′N 175°0′W Chukchi Sea
67°27′N 175°0′W  Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugChukchi Peninsula
64°47′N 175°0′W Bering Sea Passing just east of Koniuji Island, Alaska,  United States (at 52°13′N 175°6′W)
52°5′N 175°0′W  United States Alaska — Atka Island
52°1′N 175°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Kao,  Tonga (at 19°39′S 175°1′W)
Passing just east of the island of Tofua,  Tonga (at 19°45′S 175°2′W)
21°2′S 175°0′W  Tonga 'Ata Island
21°3′S 175°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the islands of Tongatapu,  Tonga (at 21°9′S 175°2′W)
Passing just west of the island of ʻEua,  Tonga (at 21°23′S 174°58′W)
60°0′S 175°0′W Southern Ocean
78°27′S 175°0′W Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

See also

  • 174th meridian west
  • 176th meridian west
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