96th meridian west

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96th meridian west
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The meridian 96° 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 Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 96th meridian west forms a great circle with the 84th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 96th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 96°0′W / 90.000°N 96.000°W / 90.000; -96.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°41′N 96°0′W / 80.683°N 96.000°W / 80.683; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutAxel Heiberg Island
79°41′N 96°0′W / 79.683°N 96.000°W / 79.683; -96.000 (Massey Sound) Massey Sound
78°28′N 96°0′W / 78.467°N 96.000°W / 78.467; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBjarnason Island and Amund Ringnes Island
77°53′N 96°0′W / 77.883°N 96.000°W / 77.883; -96.000 (Hendriksen Strait) Hendriksen Strait
77°44′N 96°0′W / 77.733°N 96.000°W / 77.733; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutCornwall Island
77°29′N 96°0′W / 77.483°N 96.000°W / 77.483; -96.000 (Belcher Channel) Belcher Channel
77°3′N 96°0′W / 77.050°N 96.000°W / 77.050; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutDevon Island
76°26′N 96°0′W / 76.433°N 96.000°W / 76.433; -96.000 (Queens Channel) Queens Channel
75°36′N 96°0′W / 75.600°N 96.000°W / 75.600; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutLittle Cornwallis Island and Cornwallis Island
74°53′N 96°0′W / 74.883°N 96.000°W / 74.883; -96.000 (Parry Channel) Parry Channel
73°55′N 96°0′W / 73.917°N 96.000°W / 73.917; -96.000 (Parry Channel) Peel Sound Passing just west of Somerset Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 73°41′N 95°41′W / 73.683°N 95.683°W / 73.683; -95.683 (Somerset Island))
Passing just east of Prince of Wales Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 72°25′N 96°16′W / 72.417°N 96.267°W / 72.417; -96.267 (Prince of Wales Island))
71°26′N 96°0′W / 71.433°N 96.000°W / 71.433; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBoothia Peninsula (mainland)
69°49′N 96°0′W / 69.817°N 96.000°W / 69.817; -96.000 (James Ross Strait) James Ross Strait
69°35′N 96°0′W / 69.583°N 96.000°W / 69.583; -96.000 (Parry Channel) Wellington Strait Passing just west of Matty Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 69°30′N 95°58′W / 69.500°N 95.967°W / 69.500; -95.967 (Matty Island))
Passing just east of the Tennent Islands, Nunavut,  Canada (at 69°28′N 96°3′W / 69.467°N 96.050°W / 69.467; -96.050 (Tennent Islands))
69°21′N 96°0′W / 69.350°N 96.000°W / 69.350; -96.000 (Rae Strait) Rae Strait
69°14′N 96°0′W / 69.233°N 96.000°W / 69.233; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutKing William Island
68°36′N 96°0′W / 68.600°N 96.000°W / 68.600; -96.000 (Simpson Strait) Simpson Strait
68°15′N 96°0′W / 68.250°N 96.000°W / 68.250; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutMcCrary Isthmus (mainland)
68°12′N 96°0′W / 68.200°N 96.000°W / 68.200; -96.000 (Chantrey Inlet) Chantrey Inlet
67°50′N 96°0′W / 67.833°N 96.000°W / 67.833; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutMontreal Island
67°49′N 96°0′W / 67.817°N 96.000°W / 67.817; -96.000 (Chantrey Inlet) Chantrey Inlet
67°15′N 96°0′W / 67.250°N 96.000°W / 67.250; -96.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut — mainland
Manitoba — from 60°0′N 96°0′W / 60.000°N 96.000°W / 60.000; -96.000 (Manitoba)
49°0′N 96°0′W / 49.000°N 96.000°W / 49.000; -96.000 (United States)  United States Minnesota
Iowa — from 43°30′N 96°0′W / 43.500°N 96.000°W / 43.500; -96.000 (Iowa)
Nebraska — from 41°32′N 96°0′W / 41.533°N 96.000°W / 41.533; -96.000 (Nebraska), for about 4 km
Iowa — from 41°31′N 96°0′W / 41.517°N 96.000°W / 41.517; -96.000 (Iowa), for about 4 km
Nebraska — from 41°29′N 96°0′W / 41.483°N 96.000°W / 41.483; -96.000 (Nebraska), passing through Omaha (at 41°15′N 96°0′W / 41.250°N 96.000°W / 41.250; -96.000 (Omaha))
Kansas — from 40°0′N 96°0′W / 40.000°N 96.000°W / 40.000; -96.000 (Kansas)
Oklahoma — from 37°0′N 96°0′W / 37.000°N 96.000°W / 37.000; -96.000 (Oklahoma), passing through Tulsa (at 36°9′N 96°0′W / 36.150°N 96.000°W / 36.150; -96.000 (Tulsa))
Texas — from 33°51′N 96°0′W / 33.850°N 96.000°W / 33.850; -96.000 (Texas)
28°35′N 96°0′W / 28.583°N 96.000°W / 28.583; -96.000 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
19°2′N 96°0′W / 19.033°N 96.000°W / 19.033; -96.000 (Mexico)  Mexico Veracruz
Oaxaca — from 19°4′N 96°0′W / 19.067°N 96.000°W / 19.067; -96.000 (Oaxaca)
15°47′N 96°0′W / 15.783°N 96.000°W / 15.783; -96.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 96°0′W / 60.000°S 96.000°W / -60.000; -96.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
71°56′S 96°0′W / 71.933°S 96.000°W / -71.933; -96.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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