161st meridian west

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161st meridian west
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The meridian 161° 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.

The 161st meridian west forms a great circle with the 19th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 161st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 161°0′W / 90.000°N 161.000°W / 90.000; -161.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°37′N 161°0′W / 71.617°N 161.000°W / 71.617; -161.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
70°21′N 161°0′W / 70.350°N 161.000°W / 70.350; -161.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
64°51′N 161°0′W / 64.850°N 161.000°W / 64.850; -161.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Norton Bay
64°33′N 161°0′W / 64.550°N 161.000°W / 64.550; -161.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
64°15′N 161°0′W / 64.250°N 161.000°W / 64.250; -161.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Norton Sound - passing just east of Besboro Island, Alaska,  United States (at 64°7′N 161°17′W / 64.117°N 161.283°W / 64.117; -161.283 (Besboro Island))
63°37′N 161°0′W / 63.617°N 161.000°W / 63.617; -161.000 (United States)  United States Alaska — mainland and Hagemeister Island
58°33′N 161°0′W / 58.550°N 161.000°W / 58.550; -161.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Bristol Bay
56°1′N 161°0′W / 56.017°N 161.000°W / 56.017; -161.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaKudobin Islands and Alaska Peninsula
55°26′N 161°0′W / 55.433°N 161.000°W / 55.433; -161.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Unga Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°19′N 160°51′W / 55.317°N 160.850°W / 55.317; -160.850 (Unga Island))
Passing just east of Rakahanga atoll,  Cook Islands (at 10°1′S 161°4′W / 10.017°S 161.067°W / -10.017; -161.067 (Rakahanga))
10°22′S 161°0′W / 10.367°S 161.000°W / -10.367; -161.000 (Cook Islands)  Cook Islands Manihiki atoll
10°26′S 161°0′W / 10.433°S 161.000°W / -10.433; -161.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 161°0′W / 60.000°S 161.000°W / -60.000; -161.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°2′S 161°0′W / 78.033°S 161.000°W / -78.033; -161.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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