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86th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
86°
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
 Honduras
 Nicaragua
Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Costa Rica (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province)

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