168th meridian west

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168th meridian west
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The meridian 168° 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 168th meridian west forms a great circle with the 12th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 168th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 168°0′W / 90.000°N 168.000°W / 90.000; -168.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°49′N 168°0′W / 71.817°N 168.000°W / 71.817; -168.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
66°33′N 168°0′W / 66.550°N 168.000°W / 66.550; -168.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
65°43′N 168°0′W / 65.717°N 168.000°W / 65.717; -168.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSeward Peninsula
65°33′N 168°0′W / 65.550°N 168.000°W / 65.550; -168.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of King Island, Alaska,  United States (at 64°58′N 168°2′W / 64.967°N 168.033°W / 64.967; -168.033 (King Island))
53°33′N 168°0′W / 53.550°N 168.000°W / 53.550; -168.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaUmnak Island
53°19′N 168°0′W / 53.317°N 168.000°W / 53.317; -168.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Rose Atoll,  American Samoa (at 14°33′S 168°9′W / 14.550°S 168.150°W / -14.550; -168.150 (Rose Atoll))
60°0′S 168°0′W / 60.000°S 168.000°W / -60.000; -168.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°28′S 168°0′W / 78.467°S 168.000°W / -78.467; -168.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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