117th meridian west

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117th meridian west

The meridian 117° 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 117th meridian west forms a great circle with the 63rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 117th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 117°0′W / 90.000°N 117.000°W / 90.000; -117.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°28′N 117°0′W / 77.467°N 117.000°W / 77.467; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesPrince Patrick Island
76°20′N 117°0′W / 76.333°N 117.000°W / 76.333; -117.000 (Fitzwilliam Strait) Fitzwilliam Strait
76°12′N 117°0′W / 76.200°N 117.000°W / 76.200; -117.000 (Kellett Strait) Kellett Strait
75°44′N 117°0′W / 75.733°N 117.000°W / 75.733; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesMelville Island
75°34′N 117°0′W / 75.567°N 117.000°W / 75.567; -117.000 (Kellett Strait) Purchase Bay
75°29′N 117°0′W / 75.483°N 117.000°W / 75.483; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesMelville Island
75°9′N 117°0′W / 75.150°N 117.000°W / 75.150; -117.000 (M'Clure Strait) M'Clure Strait
74°7′N 117°0′W / 74.117°N 117.000°W / 74.117; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesBanks Island
73°7′N 117°0′W / 73.117°N 117.000°W / 73.117; -117.000 (Prince of Wales Strait) Prince of Wales Strait
72°57′N 117°0′W / 72.950°N 117.000°W / 72.950; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesVictoria Island
70°32′N 117°0′W / 70.533°N 117.000°W / 70.533; -117.000 (Prince of Wales Strait) Prince Albert Sound
70°6′N 117°0′W / 70.100°N 117.000°W / 70.100; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesVictoria Island
Nunavut — from 70°0′N 117°0′W / 70.000°N 117.000°W / 70.000; -117.000 (Nunavut) on Victoria Island
Northwest Territories — from 69°49′N 117°0′W / 69.817°N 117.000°W / 69.817; -117.000 (Northwest Territories) on Victoria Island
69°41′N 117°0′W / 69.683°N 117.000°W / 69.683; -117.000 (Dolphin and Union Strait) Dolphin and Union Strait
68°54′N 117°0′W / 68.900°N 117.000°W / 68.900; -117.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
Northwest Territories — from 66°52′N 117°0′W / 66.867°N 117.000°W / 66.867; -117.000 (Northwest Territories)
Alberta — from 60°0′N 117°0′W / 60.000°N 117.000°W / 60.000; -117.000 (Alberta)
British Columbia — from 51°50′N 117°0′W / 51.833°N 117.000°W / 51.833; -117.000 (British Columbia)
49°0′N 117°0′W / 49.000°N 117.000°W / 49.000; -117.000 (United States)  United States Idaho
Washington — from 46°18′N 117°0′W / 46.300°N 117.000°W / 46.300; -117.000 (Washington)
Oregon — from 46°0′N 117°0′W / 46.000°N 117.000°W / 46.000; -117.000 (Oregon)
Idaho — from 44°46′N 117°0′W / 44.767°N 117.000°W / 44.767; -117.000 (Idaho)
Oregon — from 44°15′N 117°0′W / 44.250°N 117.000°W / 44.250; -117.000 (Oregon)
Idaho — from 43°52′N 117°0′W / 43.867°N 117.000°W / 43.867; -117.000 (Idaho)
Nevada — from 42°0′N 117°0′W / 42.000°N 117.000°W / 42.000; -117.000 (Nevada)
California — from 36°51′N 117°0′W / 36.850°N 117.000°W / 36.850; -117.000 (California)
32°33′N 117°0′W / 32.550°N 117.000°W / 32.550; -117.000 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California
32°16′N 117°0′W / 32.267°N 117.000°W / 32.267; -117.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 117°0′W / 60.000°S 117.000°W / -60.000; -117.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°57′S 117°0′W / 73.950°S 117.000°W / -73.950; -117.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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