71st meridian west

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71st meridian west

The meridian 71° 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 71st meridian west forms a great circle with the 109th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 71st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 71°0′W / 90.000°N 71.000°W / 90.000; -71.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°6′N 71°0′W / 83.100°N 71.000°W / 83.100; -71.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
79°50′N 71°0′W / 79.833°N 71.000°W / 79.833; -71.000 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
78°37′N 71°0′W / 78.617°N 71.000°W / 78.617; -71.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
77°46′N 71°0′W / 77.767°N 71.000°W / 77.767; -71.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
77°28′N 71°0′W / 77.467°N 71.000°W / 77.467; -71.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Herbert Island
77°22′N 71°0′W / 77.367°N 71.000°W / 77.367; -71.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
77°9′N 71°0′W / 77.150°N 71.000°W / 77.150; -71.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
76°58′N 71°0′W / 76.967°N 71.000°W / 76.967; -71.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
71°3′N 71°0′W / 71.050°N 71.000°W / 71.050; -71.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island and Big Island
62°49′N 71°0′W / 62.817°N 71.000°W / 62.817; -71.000 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
61°8′N 71°0′W / 61.133°N 71.000°W / 61.133; -71.000 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
45°21′N 71°0′W / 45.350°N 71.000°W / 45.350; -71.000 (United States)  United States Maine
New Hampshire – from 43°58′N 71°0′W / 43.967°N 71.000°W / 43.967; -71.000 (New Hampshire)
Massachusetts – from 42°52′N 71°0′W / 42.867°N 71.000°W / 42.867; -71.000 (Massachusetts)
42°21′N 71°0′W / 42.350°N 71.000°W / 42.350; -71.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Boston Harbor – passing just east of Boston, Massachusetts,  United States (at 42°22′N 71°3′W / 42.367°N 71.050°W / 42.367; -71.050 (Boston))
42°16′N 71°0′W / 42.267°N 71.000°W / 42.267; -71.000 (United States)  United States Massachusetts
41°31′N 71°0′W / 41.517°N 71.000°W / 41.517; -71.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts,  United States (at 41°25′N 70°57′W / 41.417°N 70.950°W / 41.417; -70.950 (Cuttyhunk))
Passing just west of the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts,  United States (at 41°20′N 70°50′W / 41.333°N 70.833°W / 41.333; -70.833 (Martha's Vineyard))
Passing just east of Grand Turk Island,  Turks and Caicos Islands (at 21°30′N 71°7′W / 21.500°N 71.117°W / 21.500; -71.117 (Grand Turk Island))
19°56′N 71°0′W / 19.933°N 71.000°W / 19.933; -71.000 (Dominican Republic)  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola
18°18′N 71°0′W / 18.300°N 71.000°W / 18.300; -71.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
11°6′N 71°0′W / 11.100°N 71.000°W / 11.100; -71.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
6°59′N 71°0′W / 6.983°N 71.000°W / 6.983; -71.000 (Colombia)  Colombia
2°17′S 71°0′W / 2.283°S 71.000°W / -2.283; -71.000 (Peru)  Peru
4°23′S 71°0′W / 4.383°S 71.000°W / -4.383; -71.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Acre – from 8°0′S 71°0′W / 8.000°S 71.000°W / -8.000; -71.000 (Acre)
9°49′S 71°0′W / 9.817°S 71.000°W / -9.817; -71.000 (Peru)  Peru
17°53′S 71°0′W / 17.883°S 71.000°W / -17.883; -71.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
27°41′S 71°0′W / 27.683°S 71.000°W / -27.683; -71.000 (Chile)  Chile
36°29′S 71°0′W / 36.483°S 71.000°W / -36.483; -71.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
38°21′S 71°0′W / 38.350°S 71.000°W / -38.350; -71.000 (Chile)  Chile
38°46′S 71°0′W / 38.767°S 71.000°W / -38.767; -71.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
52°0′S 71°0′W / 52.000°S 71.000°W / -52.000; -71.000 (Chile)  Chile
53°48′S 71°0′W / 53.800°S 71.000°W / -53.800; -71.000 (Straits of Magellan) Straits of Magellan
54°5′S 71°0′W / 54.083°S 71.000°W / -54.083; -71.000 (Chile)  Chile Aracena Island, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Stewart Island and Londonderry Island
54°59′S 71°0′W / 54.983°S 71.000°W / -54.983; -71.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 71°0′W / 60.000°S 71.000°W / -60.000; -71.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°52′S 71°0′W / 68.867°S 71.000°W / -68.867; -71.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Alexander Island and mainland – claimed by  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica),  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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