172nd meridian east

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172nd meridian east
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The meridian 172° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 172nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 8th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 172nd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 172°0′E / 90.000°N 172.000°E / 90.000; 172.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°27′N 172°0′E / 73.450°N 172.000°E / 73.450; 172.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°59′N 172°0′E / 69.983°N 172.000°E / 69.983; 172.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Kamchatka Krai — from 62°26′N 172°0′E / 62.433°N 172.000°E / 62.433; 172.000 (Kamchatka Krai)
60°53′N 172°0′E / 60.883°N 172.000°E / 60.883; 172.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°5′N 172°0′E / 53.083°N 172.000°E / 53.083; 172.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Arno Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 7°7′N 171°56′E / 7.117°N 171.933°E / 7.117; 171.933 (Arno Atoll))
6°13′N 172°0′E / 6.217°N 172.000°E / 6.217; 172.000 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Mili Atoll
6°2′N 172°0′E / 6.033°N 172.000°E / 6.033; 172.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Hunter Island,  New Caledonia (claimed by  Vanuatu) (at 22°24′S 172°5′E / 22.400°S 172.083°E / -22.400; 172.083 (Hunter Island))
Passing just west of the Three Kings Islands,  New Zealand (at 34°10′S 172°2′E / 34.167°S 172.033°E / -34.167; 172.033 (Three Kings Islands))
41°26′S 172°0′E / 41.433°S 172.000°E / -41.433; 172.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island
43°58′S 172°0′E / 43.967°S 172.000°E / -43.967; 172.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 172°0′E / 60.000°S 172.000°E / -60.000; 172.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°26′S 172°0′E / 77.433°S 172.000°E / -77.433; 172.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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