162nd meridian west

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162nd meridian west
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The meridian 162° 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 162nd meridian west forms a great circle with the 18th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 162nd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 162°0′W / 90.000°N 162.000°W / 90.000; -162.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°40′N 162°0′W / 71.667°N 162.000°W / 71.667; -162.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
70°18′N 162°0′W / 70.300°N 162.000°W / 70.300; -162.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
67°2′N 162°0′W / 67.033°N 162.000°W / 67.033; -162.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Hotham Inlet
66°37′N 162°0′W / 66.617°N 162.000°W / 66.617; -162.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaBaldwin Peninsula
66°35′N 162°0′W / 66.583°N 162.000°W / 66.583; -162.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Kotzebue Sound
66°3′N 162°0′W / 66.050°N 162.000°W / 66.050; -162.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSeward Peninsula
64°42′N 162°0′W / 64.700°N 162.000°W / 64.700; -162.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Norton Sound
63°27′N 162°0′W / 63.450°N 162.000°W / 63.450; -162.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°49′N 162°0′W / 59.817°N 162.000°W / 59.817; -162.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Kuskokwim Bay
59°14′N 162°0′W / 59.233°N 162.000°W / 59.233; -162.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°10′N 162°0′W / 59.167°N 162.000°W / 59.167; -162.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Kuskokwim Bay
58°41′N 162°0′W / 58.683°N 162.000°W / 58.683; -162.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaCape Newenham
58°37′N 162°0′W / 58.617°N 162.000°W / 58.617; -162.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Bristol Bay
55°48′N 162°0′W / 55.800°N 162.000°W / 55.800; -162.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
55°5′N 162°0′W / 55.083°N 162.000°W / 55.083; -162.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the Iliasik Islands, Alaska,  United States (at 55°4′N 161°58′W / 55.067°N 161.967°W / 55.067; -161.967 (Iliasik Islands))
Passing just west of the island of Nihoa, Hawaii,  United States (at 23°4′N 161°56′W / 23.067°N 161.933°W / 23.067; -161.933 (Nihoa))
Passing just east of Palmyra Atoll,  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at 5°53′N 162°3′W / 5.883°N 162.050°W / 5.883; -162.050 (Palmyra Atoll))
60°0′S 162°0′W / 60.000°S 162.000°W / -60.000; -162.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°5′S 162°0′W / 78.083°S 162.000°W / -78.083; -162.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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