102nd meridian west

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102nd meridian west
In Canada, the 102nd meridian west defines part of the border between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and it approximately defines part of the border between Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The meridian 102° 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 102nd meridian west forms a great circle with the 78th meridian east.

In Canada, part of the border between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is defined by the meridian, and part of the border between Saskatchewan and Manitoba runs about 400m west of the meridian. At the 60th parallel north, these borders form a near-quadripoint at the four corners of these provinces and territories. 102°W is the Second Meridian of Canada's Dominion Land Survey.

In the United States, the meridian formed the eastern border of the historic and extralegal Territory of Jefferson. The eastern border of Colorado with Nebraska and Kansas lies on the 25th meridian west from Washington, which lies a couple of miles west of the 102nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 102nd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 102°0′W / 90.000°N 102.000°W / 90.000; -102.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
79°30′N 102°0′W / 79.500°N 102.000°W / 79.500; -102.000 (Peary Channel) Peary Channel
79°5′N 102°0′W / 79.083°N 102.000°W / 79.083; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllef Ringnes Island
78°17′N 102°0′W / 78.283°N 102.000°W / 78.283; -102.000 (Danish Strait) Danish Strait
77°53′N 102°0′W / 77.883°N 102.000°W / 77.883; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutKing Christian Island
77°41′N 102°0′W / 77.683°N 102.000°W / 77.683; -102.000 Unnamed waterbody Passing just west of Helena Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 76°35′N 101°41′W / 76.583°N 101.683°W / 76.583; -101.683 (Helena Island))
76°25′N 102°0′W / 76.417°N 102.000°W / 76.417; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBathurst Island
76°13′N 102°0′W / 76.217°N 102.000°W / 76.217; -102.000 (Erskine Inlet) Erskine Inlet
75°58′N 102°0′W / 75.967°N 102.000°W / 75.967; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutAlexander Island and Bathurst Island
75°33′N 102°0′W / 75.550°N 102.000°W / 75.550; -102.000 (Parry Channel) Parry Channel Viscount Melville Sound
73°4′N 102°0′W / 73.067°N 102.000°W / 73.067; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutPrince of Wales Island
72°30′N 102°0′W / 72.500°N 102.000°W / 72.500; -102.000 (M'Clintock Channel) M'Clintock Channel
70°18′N 102°0′W / 70.300°N 102.000°W / 70.300; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutVictoria Island
69°51′N 102°0′W / 69.850°N 102.000°W / 69.850; -102.000 (Albert Edward Bay) Albert Edward Bay
69°28′N 102°0′W / 69.467°N 102.000°W / 69.467; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutVictoria Island
68°59′N 102°0′W / 68.983°N 102.000°W / 68.983; -102.000 (Queen Maud Gulf) Queen Maud Gulf
68°50′N 102°0′W / 68.833°N 102.000°W / 68.833; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutJenny Lind Island
68°37′N 102°0′W / 68.617°N 102.000°W / 68.617; -102.000 (Queen Maud Gulf) Queen Maud Gulf
67°45′N 102°0′W / 67.750°N 102.000°W / 67.750; -102.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
Northwest Territories / Nunavut border — from 64°14′N 102°0′W / 64.233°N 102.000°W / 64.233; -102.000 (Northwest Territories/Nunavut border)
Manitoba — from 60°0′N 102°0′W / 60.000°N 102.000°W / 60.000; -102.000 (Manitoba), running about 400m east of, and parallel to, the border with Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan — from 55°47′N 102°0′W / 55.783°N 102.000°W / 55.783; -102.000 (Saskatchewan)
49°0′N 102°0′W / 49.000°N 102.000°W / 49.000; -102.000 (United States)  United States North Dakota
South Dakota — from 45°56′N 102°0′W / 45.933°N 102.000°W / 45.933; -102.000 (South Dakota)
Nebraska — from 43°0′N 102°0′W / 43.000°N 102.000°W / 43.000; -102.000 (Nebraska)
Kansas — from 40°0′N 102°0′W / 40.000°N 102.000°W / 40.000; -102.000 (Kansas)
Oklahoma — from 37°0′N 102°0′W / 37.000°N 102.000°W / 37.000; -102.000 (Oklahoma)
Texas — from 36°30′N 102°0′W / 36.500°N 102.000°W / 36.500; -102.000 (Texas)
29°48′N 102°0′W / 29.800°N 102.000°W / 29.800; -102.000 (Mexico)  Mexico Coahuila
Zacatecas — from 25°5′N 102°0′W / 25.083°N 102.000°W / 25.083; -102.000 (Zacatecas)
San Luis Potosí — from 23°24′N 102°0′W / 23.400°N 102.000°W / 23.400; -102.000 (San Luis Potosí)
Zacatecas — from 22°40′N 102°0′W / 22.667°N 102.000°W / 22.667; -102.000 (Zacatecas)
Aguascalientes — from 22°16′N 102°0′W / 22.267°N 102.000°W / 22.267; -102.000 (Aguascalientes)
Jalisco — from 21°53′N 102°0′W / 21.883°N 102.000°W / 21.883; -102.000 (Jalisco)
Guanajuato — from 20°56′N 102°0′W / 20.933°N 102.000°W / 20.933; -102.000 (Guanajuato)
Jalisco — from 20°39′N 102°0′W / 20.650°N 102.000°W / 20.650; -102.000 (Jalisco)
Guanajuato — from 20°31′N 102°0′W / 20.517°N 102.000°W / 20.517; -102.000 (Guanajuato)
Michoacán — from 20°21′N 102°0′W / 20.350°N 102.000°W / 20.350; -102.000 (Michoacán)
Guerrero — from 18°12′N 102°0′W / 18.200°N 102.000°W / 18.200; -102.000 (Guerro)
17°58′N 102°0′W / 17.967°N 102.000°W / 17.967; -102.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 102°0′W / 60.000°S 102.000°W / -60.000; -102.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
71°58′S 102°0′W / 71.967°S 102.000°W / -71.967; -102.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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