126th meridian west

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126th meridian west

The meridian 126° 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 126th meridian west forms a great circle with the 54th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 126th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 126°0′W / 90.000°N 126.000°W / 90.000; -126.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°52′N 126°0′W / 75.867°N 126.000°W / 75.867; -126.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
71°59′N 126°0′W / 71.983°N 126.000°W / 71.983; -126.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories — for about 1 km, westernmost point of Banks Island (Cape Kellett)
71°58′N 126°0′W / 71.967°N 126.000°W / 71.967; -126.000 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
69°25′N 126°0′W / 69.417°N 126.000°W / 69.417; -126.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories
Yukon — from 60°49′N 168°0′W / 60.817°N 168.000°W / 60.817; -168.000 (Yukon)
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 126°0′W / 60.000°N 126.000°W / 60.000; -126.000 (British Columbia), the mainland, Vancouver Island and Vargus Island
49°9′N 126°0′W / 49.150°N 126.000°W / 49.150; -126.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 126°0′W / 60.000°S 126.000°W / -60.000; -126.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°6′S 126°0′W / 73.100°S 126.000°W / -73.100; -126.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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