162nd meridian east

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162nd meridian east

The meridian 162° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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

From Pole to PoleEdit

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 162°0′E / 90.000°N 162.000°E / 90.000; 162.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°51′N 162°0′E / 75.850°N 162.000°E / 75.850; 162.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Passing between the Medvyezhi Islands, Sakha Republic,   Russia (at 70°40′N 162°0′E / 70.667°N 162.000°E / 70.667; 162.000 (Medvyezhi Islands))
69°33′N 162°0′E / 69.550°N 162.000°E / 69.550; 162.000 (Russia)   Russia Sakha Republic
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug — from 68°21′N 162°0′E / 68.350°N 162.000°E / 68.350; 162.000 (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug)
Magadan Oblast — from 64°48′N 162°0′E / 64.800°N 162.000°E / 64.800; 162.000 (Magadan Oblast)
61°22′N 162°0′E / 61.367°N 162.000°E / 61.367; 162.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Penzhin Bay
60°26′N 162°0′E / 60.433°N 162.000°E / 60.433; 162.000 (Russia)   Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
55°55′N 162°0′E / 55.917°N 162.000°E / 55.917; 162.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
54°58′N 162°0′E / 54.967°N 162.000°E / 54.967; 162.000 (Russia)   Russia Kamchatka KraiKamchatka Peninsula
54°42′N 162°0′E / 54.700°N 162.000°E / 54.700; 162.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Enewetak atoll,   Marshall Islands (at 11°30′N 162°5′E / 11.500°N 162.083°E / 11.500; 162.083 (Enewetak))
Passing just east of the island of Ulawa,   Solomon Islands (at 9°42′S 161°59′E / 9.700°S 161.983°E / -9.700; 161.983 (Ulawa))
Passing just east of the island of Malaupaina,   Solomon Islands (at 10°14′S 161°59′E / 10.233°S 161.983°E / -10.233; 161.983 (Malaupaina))
10°29′S 162°0′E / 10.483°S 162.000°E / -10.483; 162.000 (Solomon Islands)   Solomon Islands Island of Makira
10°48′S 162°0′E / 10.800°S 162.000°E / -10.800; 162.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
27°28′S 162°0′E / 27.467°S 162.000°E / -27.467; 162.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 162°0′E / 60.000°S 162.000°E / -60.000; 162.000 (Pacific Ocean) Southern Ocean Passing just west of Young Island, Balleny Islands, claimed by   New Zealand (at 66°20′S 162°7′E / 66.333°S 162.117°E / -66.333; 162.117 (Malaupaina))
70°23′S 162°0′E / 70.383°S 162.000°E / -70.383; 162.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by   New Zealand

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