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160th Meridian East

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160th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
160th meridian east

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

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the border between the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Ross Dependency.

From Pole to Pole

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
East Siberian Sea
 Russia Sakha Republic
East Siberian Sea
 Russia Sakha Republic
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug — from
Magadan Oblast — from
Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
 Russia Magadan Oblast
Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
 Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
Pacific Ocean
 Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Mokil atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia (at )
Passing just east of Santa Isabel Island,  Solomon Islands (at )
 Solomon Islands Nggela Islands
Ironbottom Sound
 Solomon Islands Guadalcanal Island
Solomon Sea
 Solomon Islands Rennell Island
Coral Sea
Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Border between the Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia, and the Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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