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74th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
74°
74th meridian west

The meridian 74° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

In the United States, the meridian passes through New York City.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the western limit of the Argentinian territorial claim, and passes through the Chilean and British claims – the three claims overlap.

The 74th meridian west forms a great circle with the 106th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 74th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
Nares Strait
Baffin Bay
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Foxe Basin
 Canada NunavutAir Force Island
Foxe Basin
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Foxe Basin
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Hudson Strait
 Canada NunavutCharles Island
Hudson Strait
 Canada Quebec
 United States New York
New Jersey — from
New York — Manhattan Island and Long Island, from
Atlantic Ocean Lower New York Bay
 United States New Jersey
Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of Crooked Island,  Bahamas (at )
 Bahamas Island of Acklins
Atlantic Ocean Bight of Acklins
 Bahamas Island of Acklins
Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of  Cuba (at )
Caribbean Sea
 Haiti Tiburon Peninsula, island of Hispaniola
Caribbean Sea
 Colombia Passing just east of Bogotá (at )
 Peru
Pacific Ocean
 Chile Chiloé Island
Gulf of Corcovado
 Chile Chonos Archipelago, Taitao Peninsula (mainland), Merino Jarpa Island, mainland, and several islands in the Patagonic Archipelago
Straits of Magellan
 Chile Desolación Island
Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica The western limit of Argentine Antarctica, claimed by  Argentina, and passing through Antártica Chilena Province, claimed by  Chile, and British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

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