98th meridian west

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98th meridian west
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The meridian 98° 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 98th meridian west forms a great circle with the 82nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 98th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 98°0′W / 90.000°N 98.000°W / 90.000; -98.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean Passing just west of the Fay Islands, Nunavut,  Canada (at 79°35′N 97°40′W / 79.583°N 97.667°W / 79.583; -97.667 (Fay Islands))
78°49′N 98°0′W / 78.817°N 98.000°W / 78.817; -98.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutAmund Ringnes Island
78°17′N 98°0′W / 78.283°N 98.000°W / 78.283; -98.000 (Hassel Sound) Hassel Sound
77°50′N 98°0′W / 77.833°N 98.000°W / 77.833; -98.000 Unnamed waterbody
76°34′N 98°0′W / 76.567°N 98.000°W / 76.567; -98.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutLoney Island and Bathurst Island
75°1′N 98°0′W / 75.017°N 98.000°W / 75.017; -98.000 (Parry Channel) Parry Channel Passing just east of Garrett Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 74°45′N 98°8′W / 74.750°N 98.133°W / 74.750; -98.133 (Garrett Island))
Passing just west of Lowther Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 74°29′N 97°47′W / 74.483°N 97.783°W / 74.483; -97.783 (Lowther Island))
74°7′N 98°0′W / 74.117°N 98.000°W / 74.117; -98.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutRussell Island and Prince of Wales Island
71°40′N 98°0′W / 71.667°N 98.000°W / 71.667; -98.000 (Larsen Sound) Larsen Sound
69°54′N 98°0′W / 69.900°N 98.000°W / 69.900; -98.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutKing William Island
68°42′N 98°0′W / 68.700°N 98.000°W / 68.700; -98.000 (Simpson Strait) Simpson Strait
68°32′N 98°0′W / 68.533°N 98.000°W / 68.533; -98.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
Manitoba — from 60°0′N 98°0′W / 60.000°N 98.000°W / 60.000; -98.000 (Manitoba), passing through Lake Winnipeg
49°0′N 98°0′W / 49.000°N 98.000°W / 49.000; -98.000 (United States)  United States North Dakota
South Dakota — from 45°56′N 98°0′W / 45.933°N 98.000°W / 45.933; -98.000 (South Dakota)
Nebraska — from 42°46′N 98°0′W / 42.767°N 98.000°W / 42.767; -98.000 (Nebraska)
Kansas — from 40°0′N 98°0′W / 40.000°N 98.000°W / 40.000; -98.000 (Kansas)
Oklahoma — from 37°0′N 98°0′W / 37.000°N 98.000°W / 37.000; -98.000 (Oklahoma)
Texas — from 34°0′N 98°0′W / 34.000°N 98.000°W / 34.000; -98.000 (Texas)
26°3′N 98°0′W / 26.050°N 98.000°W / 26.050; -98.000 (Mexico)  Mexico Tamaulipas
Veracruz — from 22°21′N 98°0′W / 22.350°N 98.000°W / 22.350; -98.000 (Veracruz)
Hidalgo — from 20°36′N 98°0′W / 20.600°N 98.000°W / 20.600; -98.000 (Hidalgo)
Puebla — from 20°28′N 98°0′W / 20.467°N 98.000°W / 20.467; -98.000 (Puebla)
Tlaxcala — from 19°38′N 98°0′W / 19.633°N 98.000°W / 19.633; -98.000 (Tlaxcala)
Puebla — from 19°13′N 98°0′W / 19.217°N 98.000°W / 19.217; -98.000 (Puebla)
Veracruz — from 22°21′N 98°0′W / 22.350°N 98.000°W / 22.350; -98.000 (Veracruz)
Oaxaca — from 17°59′N 98°0′W / 17.983°N 98.000°W / 17.983; -98.000 (Oaxaca)
16°7′N 98°0′W / 16.117°N 98.000°W / 16.117; -98.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 98°0′W / 60.000°S 98.000°W / -60.000; -98.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
71°48′S 98°0′W / 71.800°S 98.000°W / -71.800; -98.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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