World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

86th Meridian West

Article Id: WHEBN0021148353
Reproduction Date:

Title: 86th Meridian West  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 85th meridian west, 87th meridian west, Costa Rica
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

86th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
86th meridian west

The meridian 86° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, Central America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 86th meridian west forms a great circle with the 94th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 86th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Canada NunavutEllesmere Island, Axel Heiberg Island, Stor Island and Ellesmere Island again
Jones Sound
 Canada NunavutDevon Island
Lancaster Sound
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Admiralty Inlet
 Canada NunavutYeoman Island
Admiralty Inlet
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Gulf of Boothia
 Canada NunavutMelville Peninsula (mainland)
Roes Welcome Sound
 Canada NunavutSouthampton Island
Hudson Bay
 Canada Ontario
Lake Superior Passing just west of Michipicoten Island, Ontario,  Canada (at )
 United States Michigan
Lake Michigan
 United States MichiganNorth Manitou Island and mainland
Indiana — from
Kentucky — from
Tennessee — from
Alabama — from
Florida — from
Gulf of Mexico
Caribbean Sea Passing between the islands of Roatán (at ) and Guanaja (at ),  Honduras
Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Costa Rica (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province)

See also

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.