68th meridian west

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68th meridian west

The meridian 68° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 68th meridian west forms a great circle with the 112th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 68th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 68°0′W / 90.000°N 68.000°W / 90.000; -68.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°10′N 68°0′W / 83.167°N 68.000°W / 83.167; -68.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°58′N 68°0′W / 82.967°N 68.000°W / 82.967; -68.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
80°47′N 68°0′W / 80.783°N 68.000°W / 80.783; -68.000 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
79°4′N 68°0′W / 79.067°N 68.000°W / 79.067; -68.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
76°3′N 68°0′W / 76.050°N 68.000°W / 76.050; -68.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°18′N 68°0′W / 70.300°N 68.000°W / 70.300; -68.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island, Aulitivik Island, and Baffin Island again
62°12′N 68°0′W / 62.200°N 68.000°W / 62.200; -68.000 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
60°35′N 68°0′W / 60.583°N 68.000°W / 60.583; -68.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutAkpatok Island
60°17′N 68°0′W / 60.283°N 68.000°W / 60.283; -68.000 (Ungava Bay) Ungava Bay
58°34′N 68°0′W / 58.567°N 68.000°W / 58.567; -68.000 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
49°17′N 68°0′W / 49.283°N 68.000°W / 49.283; -68.000 (Saint Lawrence River) Saint Lawrence River
48°40′N 68°0′W / 48.667°N 68.000°W / 48.667; -68.000 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
New Brunswick — from 48°0′N 68°0′W / 48.000°N 68.000°W / 48.000; -68.000 (New Brunswick)
47°13′N 68°0′W / 47.217°N 68.000°W / 47.217; -68.000 (United States)  United States Maine
44°24′N 68°0′W / 44.400°N 68.000°W / 44.400; -68.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of Mona,  Puerto Rico (at 18°5′N 67°56′W / 18.083°N 67.933°W / 18.083; -67.933 (Mona))
18°30′N 68°0′W / 18.500°N 68.000°W / 18.500; -68.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing just east of the island of Bonaire,  Netherlands (at 12°12′N 68°11′W / 12.200°N 68.183°W / 12.200; -68.183 (Bonaire))
Passing just west of the Las Aves Archipelago,  Venezuela (at 11°59′N 67°40′W / 11.983°N 67.667°W / 11.983; -67.667 (Las Aves))
10°29′N 68°0′W / 10.483°N 68.000°W / 10.483; -68.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
6°12′N 68°0′W / 6.200°N 68.000°W / 6.200; -68.000 (Colombia)  Colombia
1°45′N 68°0′W / 1.750°N 68.000°W / 1.750; -68.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Acre — from 9°20′S 67°56′W / 9.333°S 67.933°W / -9.333; -67.933 (Acre)
10°39′S 68°0′W / 10.650°S 68.000°W / -10.650; -68.000 (Bolivia)  Bolivia Passing just east of La Paz (at 16°29′N 68°8′W / 16.483°N 68.133°W / 16.483; -68.133 (La Paz))
22°2′S 68°0′W / 22.033°S 68.000°W / -22.033; -68.000 (Chile)  Chile
24°18′S 68°0′W / 24.300°S 68.000°W / -24.300; -68.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
50°3′S 68°0′W / 50.050°S 68.000°W / -50.050; -68.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
53°34′S 68°0′W / 53.567°S 68.000°W / -53.567; -68.000 (Argentina)  Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
54°53′S 68°0′W / 54.883°S 68.000°W / -54.883; -68.000 (Chile)  Chile Navarino Island
55°14′S 68°0′W / 55.233°S 68.000°W / -55.233; -68.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
55°32′S 68°0′W / 55.533°S 68.000°W / -55.533; -68.000 (Chile)  Chile Hoste Island
55°41′S 68°0′W / 55.683°S 68.000°W / -55.683; -68.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Hermite Island,  Chile (at 55°50′S 67°50′W / 55.833°S 67.833°W / -55.833; -67.833 (Hermite Islands))
60°0′S 68°0′W / 60.000°S 68.000°W / -60.000; -68.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°40′S 68°0′W / 66.667°S 68.000°W / -66.667; -68.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Adelaide Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and the  United Kingdom
67°26′S 68°0′W / 67.433°S 68.000°W / -67.433; -68.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Marguerite Bay
69°8′S 68°0′W / 69.133°S 68.000°W / -69.133; -68.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and the  United Kingdom

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