86th meridian west

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86th meridian west

The meridian 86° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, Central America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 86th meridian west forms a great circle with the 94th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 86th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 86°0′W / 90.000°N 86.000°W / 90.000; -86.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°14′N 86°0′W / 82.233°N 86.000°W / 82.233; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island, Axel Heiberg Island, Stor Island and Ellesmere Island again
76°22′N 86°0′W / 76.367°N 86.000°W / 76.367; -86.000 (Jones Sound) Jones Sound
75°32′N 86°0′W / 75.533°N 86.000°W / 75.533; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutDevon Island
74°29′N 86°0′W / 74.483°N 86.000°W / 74.483; -86.000 (Lancaster Sound) Lancaster Sound
73°51′N 86°0′W / 73.850°N 86.000°W / 73.850; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
73°19′N 86°0′W / 73.317°N 86.000°W / 73.317; -86.000 (Admiralty Inlet) Admiralty Inlet
72°18′N 86°0′W / 72.300°N 86.000°W / 72.300; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutYeoman Island
72°15′N 86°0′W / 72.250°N 86.000°W / 72.250; -86.000 (Admiralty Inlet) Admiralty Inlet
71°46′N 86°0′W / 71.767°N 86.000°W / 71.767; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
70°4′N 86°0′W / 70.067°N 86.000°W / 70.067; -86.000 (Gulf of Boothia) Gulf of Boothia
68°0′N 86°0′W / 68.000°N 86.000°W / 68.000; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutMelville Peninsula (mainland)
66°1′N 86°0′W / 66.017°N 86.000°W / 66.017; -86.000 (Roes Welcome Sound) Roes Welcome Sound
65°41′N 86°0′W / 65.683°N 86.000°W / 65.683; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutSouthampton Island
63°41′N 86°0′W / 63.683°N 86.000°W / 63.683; -86.000 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay
55°40′N 86°0′W / 55.667°N 86.000°W / 55.667; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada Ontario
48°4′N 86°0′W / 48.067°N 86.000°W / 48.067; -86.000 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior Passing just west of Michipicoten Island, Ontario,  Canada (at 47°43′N 85°57′W / 47.717°N 85.950°W / 47.717; -85.950 (Michipicoten Island))
46°40′N 86°0′W / 46.667°N 86.000°W / 46.667; -86.000 (United States)  United States Michigan
45°57′N 86°0′W / 45.950°N 86.000°W / 45.950; -86.000 (Lake Michigan) Lake Michigan
45°9′N 86°0′W / 45.150°N 86.000°W / 45.150; -86.000 (United States)  United States MichiganNorth Manitou Island and mainland
Indiana — from 41°45′N 86°0′W / 41.750°N 86.000°W / 41.750; -86.000 (Indiana)
Kentucky — from 38°0′N 86°0′W / 38.000°N 86.000°W / 38.000; -86.000 (Kentucky)
Tennessee — from 36°38′N 86°0′W / 36.633°N 86.000°W / 36.633; -86.000 (Tennessee)
Alabama — from 35°0′N 86°0′W / 35.000°N 86.000°W / 35.000; -86.000 (Alabama)
Florida — from 31°0′N 86°0′W / 31.000°N 86.000°W / 31.000; -86.000 (Florida)
30°16′N 86°0′W / 30.267°N 86.000°W / 30.267; -86.000 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
21°45′N 86°0′W / 21.750°N 86.000°W / 21.750; -86.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing between the islands of Roatán (at 16°25′N 86°12′W / 16.417°N 86.200°W / 16.417; -86.200 (Roatán)) and Guanaja (at 16°24′N 85°58′W / 16.400°N 85.967°W / 16.400; -85.967 (Guanaja)),  Honduras
16°1′N 86°0′W / 16.017°N 86.000°W / 16.017; -86.000 (Honduras)  Honduras
13°58′N 86°0′W / 13.967°N 86.000°W / 13.967; -86.000 (Nicaragua)  Nicaragua
11°20′N 86°0′W / 11.333°N 86.000°W / 11.333; -86.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Costa Rica (at 10°53′N 85°57′W / 10.883°N 85.950°W / 10.883; -85.950 (Costa Rica))
60°0′S 86°0′W / 60.000°S 86.000°W / -60.000; -86.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°58′S 86°0′W / 72.967°S 86.000°W / -72.967; -86.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province)

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