88th meridian west

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88th meridian west

The meridian 88° 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 88th meridian west forms a great circle with the 92nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 88th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 88°0′W / 90.000°N 88.000°W / 90.000; -88.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°6′N 88°0′W / 82.100°N 88.000°W / 82.100; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
80°41′N 88°0′W / 80.683°N 88.000°W / 80.683; -88.000 (Nansen Sound) Nansen Sound
80°26′N 88°0′W / 80.433°N 88.000°W / 80.433; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutAxel Heiberg Island
78°29′N 88°0′W / 78.483°N 88.000°W / 78.483; -88.000 (Norwegian Bay) Norwegian Bay
77°49′N 88°0′W / 77.817°N 88.000°W / 77.817; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
77°36′N 88°0′W / 77.600°N 88.000°W / 77.600; -88.000 (Norwegian Bay) Norwegian Bay
77°7′N 88°0′W / 77.117°N 88.000°W / 77.117; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
76°22′N 88°0′W / 76.367°N 88.000°W / 76.367; -88.000 (Jones Sound) Jones Sound
75°31′N 88°0′W / 75.517°N 88.000°W / 75.517; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutDevon Island
74°28′N 88°0′W / 74.467°N 88.000°W / 74.467; -88.000 (Lancaster Sound) Lancaster Sound
73°39′N 88°0′W / 73.650°N 88.000°W / 73.650; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
70°18′N 88°0′W / 70.300°N 88.000°W / 70.300; -88.000 (Gulf of Boothia) Gulf of Boothia
68°48′N 88°0′W / 68.800°N 88.000°W / 68.800; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutSimpson Peninsula (mainland)
68°14′N 88°0′W / 68.233°N 88.000°W / 68.233; -88.000 (Committee Bay) Committee Bay
67°38′N 88°0′W / 67.633°N 88.000°W / 67.633; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut — mainland
64°17′N 88°0′W / 64.283°N 88.000°W / 64.283; -88.000 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay
56°28′N 88°0′W / 56.467°N 88.000°W / 56.467; -88.000 (Canada)  Canada Ontario — mainland and St. Ignace Island
48°44′N 88°0′W / 48.733°N 88.000°W / 48.733; -88.000 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°28′N 88°0′W / 47.467°N 88.000°W / 47.467; -88.000 (United States)  United States MichiganKeweenaw Peninsula
47°18′N 88°0′W / 47.300°N 88.000°W / 47.300; -88.000 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior Keweenaw Bay
46°54′N 88°0′W / 46.900°N 88.000°W / 46.900; -88.000 (United States)  United States Michigan
Wisconsin — from 45°47′N 88°0′W / 45.783°N 88.000°W / 45.783; -88.000 (Wisconsin), passing through Milwaukee (at 43°2′N 88°0′W / 43.033°N 88.000°W / 43.033; -88.000 (Milwaukee))
Illinois — from 42°30′N 88°0′W / 42.500°N 88.000°W / 42.500; -88.000 (Illinois), passing through the outskirts of Chicago (at 41°55′N 88°0′W / 41.917°N 88.000°W / 41.917; -88.000 (Chicago))
Indiana — for about 2 km from 38°6′N 88°0′W / 38.100°N 88.000°W / 38.100; -88.000 (Indiana)
Illinois — for about 4 km from 38°5′N 88°0′W / 38.083°N 88.000°W / 38.083; -88.000 (Illinois)
Indiana — from 38°3′N 88°0′W / 38.050°N 88.000°W / 38.050; -88.000 (Indiana)
Kentucky — from 37°47′N 88°0′W / 37.783°N 88.000°W / 37.783; -88.000 (Kentucky)
Tennessee — from 36°41′N 88°0′W / 36.683°N 88.000°W / 36.683; -88.000 (Tennessee)
Alabama — from 35°0′N 88°0′W / 35.000°N 88.000°W / 35.000; -88.000 (Alabama)
30°42′N 88°0′W / 30.700°N 88.000°W / 30.700; -88.000 (Mobile Bay) Mobile Bay
30°14′N 88°0′W / 30.233°N 88.000°W / 30.233; -88.000 (United States)  United States AlabamaMobile Point peninsula
30°13′N 88°0′W / 30.217°N 88.000°W / 30.217; -88.000 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
21°36′N 88°0′W / 21.600°N 88.000°W / 21.600; -88.000 (Mexico)  Mexico Yucatán
Quintana Roo — from 20°24′N 88°0′W / 20.400°N 88.000°W / 20.400; -88.000 (Quintana Roo)
18°27′N 88°0′W / 18.450°N 88.000°W / 18.450; -88.000 (Chetumal Bay) Chetumal Bay
17°54′N 88°0′W / 17.900°N 88.000°W / 17.900; -88.000 (Belize)  Belize Ambergris Caye
17°47′N 88°0′W / 17.783°N 88.000°W / 17.783; -88.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing by several islands of  Belize
15°47′N 88°0′W / 15.783°N 88.000°W / 15.783; -88.000 (Honduras)  Honduras
13°52′N 88°0′W / 13.867°N 88.000°W / 13.867; -88.000 (El Salvador)  El Salvador
13°9′N 88°0′W / 13.150°N 88.000°W / 13.150; -88.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 88°0′W / 60.000°S 88.000°W / -60.000; -88.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°46′S 88°0′W / 72.767°S 88.000°W / -72.767; -88.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province)

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