77th meridian west

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77th meridian west

The meridian 77° 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 77th meridian west forms a great circle with the 103rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 77th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 77°0′W / 90.000°N 77.000°W / 90.000; -77.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°1′N 77°0′W / 83.017°N 77.000°W / 83.017; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
77°54′N 77°0′W / 77.900°N 77.000°W / 77.900; -77.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
73°21′N 77°0′W / 73.350°N 77.000°W / 73.350; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBylot Island and Baffin Island
69°36′N 77°0′W / 69.600°N 77.000°W / 69.600; -77.000 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
69°25′N 77°0′W / 69.417°N 77.000°W / 69.417; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBray Island
69°9′N 77°0′W / 69.150°N 77.000°W / 69.150; -77.000 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
68°2′N 77°0′W / 68.033°N 77.000°W / 68.033; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutPrince Charles Island
67°15′N 77°0′W / 67.250°N 77.000°W / 67.250; -77.000 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
65°24′N 77°0′W / 65.400°N 77.000°W / 65.400; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutFoxe Peninsula, Baffin Island
64°15′N 77°0′W / 64.250°N 77.000°W / 64.250; -77.000 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
63°40′N 77°0′W / 63.667°N 77.000°W / 63.667; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutSalisbury Island
63°25′N 77°0′W / 63.417°N 77.000°W / 63.417; -77.000 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
62°32′N 77°0′W / 62.533°N 77.000°W / 62.533; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
57°49′N 77°0′W / 57.817°N 77.000°W / 57.817; -77.000 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay
55°48′N 77°0′W / 55.800°N 77.000°W / 55.800; -77.000 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
Ontario — from 45°48′N 77°0′W / 45.800°N 77.000°W / 45.800; -77.000 (Ontario)
43°53′N 77°0′W / 43.883°N 77.000°W / 43.883; -77.000 (Lake Ontario) Lake Ontario
43°16′N 77°0′W / 43.267°N 77.000°W / 43.267; -77.000 (United States)  United States New York
Pennsylvania — from 42°0′N 77°0′W / 42.000°N 77.000°W / 42.000; -77.000 (Pennsylvania)
Maryland — from 39°42′N 77°0′W / 39.700°N 77.000°W / 39.700; -77.000 (Maryland)
District of Columbia — from 38°58′N 77°0′W / 38.967°N 77.000°W / 38.967; -77.000 (District of Columbia)
Maryland — from 38°49′N 77°0′W / 38.817°N 77.000°W / 38.817; -77.000 (Maryland)
Virginia — from 38°20′N 77°0′W / 38.333°N 77.000°W / 38.333; -77.000 (Virginia)
North Carolina — from 36°32′N 77°0′W / 36.533°N 77.000°W / 36.533; -77.000 (North Carolina)
34°40′N 77°0′W / 34.667°N 77.000°W / 34.667; -77.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
26°35′N 77°0′W / 26.583°N 77.000°W / 26.583; -77.000 (Bahamas)  Bahamas Man-O-War Cay and Great Abaco Island
26°19′N 77°0′W / 26.317°N 77.000°W / 26.317; -77.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of Eleuthera,  Bahamas (at 25°24′N 76°47′W / 25.400°N 76.783°W / 25.400; -76.783 (Eleuthera))
Passing just east of the island of New Providence,  Bahamas (at 25°2′N 77°15′W / 25.033°N 77.250°W / 25.033; -77.250 (New Providence))
21°31′N 77°0′W / 21.517°N 77.000°W / 21.517; -77.000 (Cuba)  Cuba
19°53′N 77°0′W / 19.883°N 77.000°W / 19.883; -77.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
18°24′N 77°0′W / 18.400°N 77.000°W / 18.400; -77.000 (Jamaica)  Jamaica
17°51′N 77°0′W / 17.850°N 77.000°W / 17.850; -77.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
8°15′N 77°0′W / 8.250°N 77.000°W / 8.250; -77.000 (Colombia)  Colombia
0°18′N 77°0′W / 0.300°N 77.000°W / 0.300; -77.000 (Ecuador)  Ecuador
2°43′S 77°0′W / 2.717°S 77.000°W / -2.717; -77.000 (Peru)  Peru Passing just east of Lima (at 12°2′S 77°2′W / 12.033°S 77.033°W / -12.033; -77.033 (Lima))
12°14′S 77°0′W / 12.233°S 77.000°W / -12.233; -77.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 77°0′W / 60.000°S 77.000°W / -60.000; -77.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°41′S 77°0′W / 72.683°S 77.000°W / -72.683; -77.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province) and by the  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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