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The meridian 160° 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.

The 160th meridian east forms a great circle with the 20th meridian west.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the border between the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Ross Dependency.
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 160th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 160°0′E / 90°N 160°E / 90; 160 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°20′N 160°0′E / 76.333°N 160°E / 76.333; 160 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
70°26′N 160°0′E / 70.433°N 160°E / 70.433; 160 (Russia)  Russia
70°9′N 160°0′E / 70.15°N 160°E / 70.15; 160 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°45′N 160°0′E / 69.75°N 160°E / 69.75; 160 (Russia)  Russia
61°47′N 160°0′E / 61.783°N 160°E / 61.783; 160 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
61°22′N 160°0′E / 61.367°N 160°E / 61.367; 160 (Russia)  Russia
60°57′N 160°0′E / 60.95°N 160°E / 60.95; 160 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
59°11′N 160°0′E / 59.183°N 160°E / 59.183; 160 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
54°7′N 160°0′E / 54.117°N 160°E / 54.117; 160 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
53°15′N 160°0′E / 53.25°N 160°E / 53.25; 160 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°6′N 160°0′E / 53.1°N 160°E / 53.1; 160 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Mokil atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
Passing just east of Santa Isabel Island,  Solomon Islands
8°53′S 160°0′E / 8.883°S 160°E / -8.883; 160 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Nggela Islands
8°55′S 160°0′E / 8.917°S 160°E / -8.917; 160 (Ironbottom Sound) Ironbottom Sound
9°25′S 160°0′E / 9.417°S 160°E / -9.417; 160 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Guadalcanal Island
9°49′S 160°0′E / 9.817°S 160°E / -9.817; 160 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
11°28′S 160°0′E / 11.467°S 160°E / -11.467; 160 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Rennell Island
11°35′S 160°0′E / 11.583°S 160°E / -11.583; 160 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just east of Sandy Island,  New Caledonia
29°9′S 160°0′E / 29.15°S 160°E / -29.15; 160 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 160°0′E / 60°S 160°E / -60; 160 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°44′S 160°0′E / 69.733°S 160°E / -69.733; 160 (Antarctica) Antarctica Border between the Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia, and the Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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