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.

160th meridian east

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
90°0′N 160°0′E Arctic Ocean
76°20′N 160°0′E East Siberian Sea
70°26′N 160°0′E  Russia Sakha Republic
70°9′N 160°0′E East Siberian Sea
69°45′N 160°0′E  Russia Sakha Republic
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug — from 68°15′N 160°0′E
Magadan Oblast — from 65°31′N 160°0′E
61°47′N 160°0′E Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
61°22′N 160°0′E  Russia Magadan Oblast
60°57′N 160°0′E Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
59°11′N 160°0′E  Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
54°7′N 160°0′E Pacific Ocean
53°15′N 160°0′E  Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
53°6′N 160°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Mokil atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia (at 6°42′N 159°46′E)
Passing just east of Santa Isabel Island,  Solomon Islands (at 8°33′S 159°54′E)
8°53′S 160°0′E  Solomon Islands Nggela Islands
8°55′S 160°0′E Ironbottom Sound
9°25′S 160°0′E  Solomon Islands Guadalcanal Island
9°49′S 160°0′E Solomon Sea
11°28′S 160°0′E  Solomon Islands Rennell Island
11°35′S 160°0′E Coral Sea
29°9′S 160°0′E Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 160°0′E Southern Ocean
69°44′S 160°0′E Antarctica Border between the Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia, and the Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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