163rd meridian west

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163rd meridian west
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The meridian 163° 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 163rd meridian west forms a great circle with the 17th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 163rd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 163°0′W / 90.000°N 163.000°W / 90.000; -163.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°42′N 163°0′W / 71.700°N 163.000°W / 71.700; -163.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
69°46′N 163°0′W / 69.767°N 163.000°W / 69.767; -163.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
67°2′N 163°0′W / 67.033°N 163.000°W / 67.033; -163.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Kotzebue Sound
66°5′N 163°0′W / 66.083°N 163.000°W / 66.083; -163.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSeward Peninsula
64°33′N 163°0′W / 64.550°N 163.000°W / 64.550; -163.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Norton Sound
63°5′N 163°0′W / 63.083°N 163.000°W / 63.083; -163.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°53′N 163°0′W / 59.883°N 163.000°W / 59.883; -163.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of Amak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°25′N 163°7′W / 55.417°N 163.117°W / 55.417; -163.117 (Amak Island))
55°14′N 163°0′W / 55.233°N 163.000°W / 55.233; -163.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
55°4′N 163°0′W / 55.067°N 163.000°W / 55.067; -163.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Unimak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 54°40′N 163°3′W / 54.667°N 163.050°W / 54.667; -163.050 (Unimak Island))
Passing just west of Sanak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 54°27′N 162°50′W / 54.450°N 162.833°W / 54.450; -162.833 (Sanak Island))
Passing just east of Suwarrow atoll,  Cook Islands (at 13°26′S 163°2′W / 13.433°S 163.033°W / -13.433; -163.033 (Suwarrow))
Passing just east of Palmerston Island,  Cook Islands (at 18°4′S 163°9′W / 18.067°S 163.150°W / -18.067; -163.150 (Palmerston Island))
60°0′S 163°0′W / 60.000°S 163.000°W / -60.000; -163.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°12′S 163°0′W / 78.200°S 163.000°W / -78.200; -163.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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