121st meridian west

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121st meridian west

The meridian 121° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 121st meridian west forms a great circle with the 59th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 121st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 121°0′W / 90.000°N 121.000°W / 90.000; -121.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°45′N 121°0′W / 76.750°N 121.000°W / 76.750; -121.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesPrince Patrick Island
75°44′N 121°0′W / 75.733°N 121.000°W / 75.733; -121.000 (M'Clure Strait) M'Clure Strait
74°28′N 121°0′W / 74.467°N 121.000°W / 74.467; -121.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesBanks Island
71°26′N 121°0′W / 71.433°N 121.000°W / 71.433; -121.000 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
69°40′N 121°0′W / 69.667°N 121.000°W / 69.667; -121.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories — passing through the Great Bear Lake
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 121°0′W / 60.000°N 121.000°W / 60.000; -121.000 (British Columbia)
49°0′N 121°0′W / 49.000°N 121.000°W / 49.000; -121.000 (United States)  United States Washington
Oregon — from 45°39′N 121°0′W / 45.650°N 121.000°W / 45.650; -121.000 (Oregon)
California — from 42°0′N 121°0′W / 42.000°N 121.000°W / 42.000; -121.000 (California), passing through Modesto (at 37°38′N 121°0′W / 37.633°N 121.000°W / 37.633; -121.000 (Modesto))
35°28′N 121°0′W / 35.467°N 121.000°W / 35.467; -121.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 121°0′W / 60.000°S 121.000°W / -60.000; -121.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°41′S 121°0′W / 73.683°S 121.000°W / -73.683; -121.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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