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85th Meridian West

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85th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
85th meridian west

The meridian 85° 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 85th meridian west forms a great circle with the 95th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 85th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Canada NunavutEllesmere Island and Axel Heiberg Island
Eureka Sound
 Canada NunavutEllesmere Island, Hoved Island and Ellesmere Island again
Jones Sound
 Canada NunavutDevon Island
Parry Channel
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Admiralty Inlet
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Fury and Hecla Strait
 Canada NunavutMelville Peninsula (mainland), White Island and Southampton Island
Hudson Bay
 Canada Ontario
Lake Superior
 United States Michigan
Lake Michigan
 United States Michigan
Indiana — from
Kentucky — from
Tennessee — from
Georgia — from
Alabama — from
Georgia — for about 3 km from
Alabama — from
Georgia — from
St. George Island
Gulf of Mexico Passing just west of  Cuba (at )
Caribbean Sea
 Nicaragua Passing through Lake Nicaragua
 Costa Rica
Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province)

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