131st meridian west

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131st meridian west

The meridian 131° 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 131st meridian west forms a great circle with the 49th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 131st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 131°0′W / 90.000°N 131.000°W / 90.000; -131.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°8′N 131°0′W / 75.133°N 131.000°W / 75.133; -131.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°3′N 131°0′W / 70.050°N 131.000°W / 70.050; -131.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories
Yukon — from 64°16′N 131°0′W / 64.267°N 131.000°W / 64.267; -131.000 (Yukon)
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 131°0′W / 60.000°N 131.000°W / 60.000; -131.000 (British Columbia)
56°24′N 131°0′W / 56.400°N 131.000°W / 56.400; -131.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAlaska Panhandle (mainland), Revillagigedo Island, and the Alaska Panhandle again
55°0′N 131°0′W / 55.000°N 131.000°W / 55.000; -131.000 (Dixon Entrance) Dixon Entrance Passing just east of Zayas Island, British Columbia,  Canada (at 54°36′N 131°2′W / 54.600°N 131.033°W / 54.600; -131.033 (Zayas Island))
Passing just west of Dundas Island, British Columbia,  Canada (at 54°30′N 130°58′W / 54.500°N 130.967°W / 54.500; -130.967 (Dundas Island))
Passing just west of Stephens Island, British Columbia,  Canada (at 54°10′N 130°49′W / 54.167°N 130.817°W / 54.167; -130.817 (Stephens Island))
50°5′N 131°0′W / 50.083°N 131.000°W / 50.083; -131.000 (Hecate Strait) Hecate Strait
52°13′N 131°0′W / 52.217°N 131.000°W / 52.217; -131.000 (Canada)  Canada British ColumbiaMoresby Island and Kunghit Island
52°0′N 131°0′W / 52.000°N 131.000°W / 52.000; -131.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Oeno Island,  Pitcairn Islands (at 23°55′S 130°45′W / 23.917°S 130.750°W / -23.917; -130.750 (Oeno Island))
60°0′S 131°0′W / 60.000°S 131.000°W / -60.000; -131.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
74°21′S 131°0′W / 74.350°S 131.000°W / -74.350; -131.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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