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The meridian 160° 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 160th meridian west forms a great circle with the 20th meridian east.
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 160th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 160°0′W / 90°N 160°W / 90; -160 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°34′N 160°0′W / 71.567°N 160°W / 71.567; -160 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
70°40′N 160°0′W / 70.667°N 160°W / 70.667; -160 (United States)  United States Alaska
58°53′N 160°0′W / 58.883°N 160°W / 58.883; -160 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Bristol Bay
56°29′N 160°0′W / 56.483°N 160°W / 56.483; -160 (United States)  United States Alaska - Alaska Peninsula
55°48′N 160°0′W / 55.8°N 160°W / 55.8; -160 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Karpa Island and Andronica Island, Alaska,  United States
55°12′N 160°0′W / 55.2°N 160°W / 55.2; -160 (United States)  United States Alaska - Nagai Island
55°2′N 160°0′W / 55.033°N 160°W / 55.033; -160 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the islands of Niihau and Kauai, Hawaii,  United States
Passing just east of Jarvis Island, United States United States Minor Outlying Islands
Passing just west of Aitutaki island,  Cook Islands
Passing just west of Rarotonga island,  Cook Islands
60°0′S 160°0′W / 60°S 160°W / -60; -160 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°59′S 160°0′W / 77.983°S 160°W / -77.983; -160 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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