90th meridian west

The meridian 90° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

90th meridian west

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the western limit of Chile's territorial claim. The land further west is not claimed by any nation.

The 90th meridian west forms a great circle with the 90th meridian east, located midway between the Prime meridian and the 180th meridian; thus the center of the Western Hemisphere is on this meridian.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 90th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 90°0′W Arctic Ocean
81°54′N 90°0′W  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
81°1′N 90°0′W Nansen Sound
80°31′N 90°0′W  Canada NunavutAxel Heiberg Island
78°17′N 90°0′W Norwegian Bay
77°22′N 90°0′W  Canada NunavutGraham Island
77°13′N 90°0′W Norwegian Bay
76°50′N 90°0′W  Canada NunavutNorth Kent Island and Devon Island
74°34′N 90°0′W Barrow Strait
74°4′N 90°0′W  Canada NunavutPrince Leopold Island
73°59′N 90°0′W Prince Regent Inlet
72°4′N 90°0′W  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
71°31′N 90°0′W Gulf of Boothia
69°7′N 90°0′W  Canada Nunavut — several islands including Helen Island, and the mainland
63°46′N 90°0′W Hudson Bay
57°1′N 90°0′W  Canada Manitoba
Ontario — from 56°13′N 90°0′W
48°3′N 90°0′W  United States Minnesota
47°49′N 90°0′W Lake Superior
46°41′N 90°0′W  United States Michigan
Wisconsin — from 46°19′N 90°0′W
Illinois — from 42°30′N 90°0′W
Missouri — from 37°58′N 90°0′W, passing a mile and a half (2 km) east of Ste. Genevieve
Arkansas — from 36°0′N 90°0′W
Tennessee — from 35°33′N 90°0′W, passing through Memphis (at 35°8′N 90°0′W)
Mississippi — from 35°0′N 90°0′W, passing through Brandon (at 32°17′N 90°0′W) a suburb of Jackson
Louisiana — from 31°0′N 90°0′W, passing just east of New Orleans (at 29°58′N 90°3′W)
29°13′N 90°0′W Gulf of Mexico
21°10′N 90°0′W  Mexico Yucatán
Campeche — from 20°28′N 90°0′W
17°49′N 90°0′W  Guatemala
13°57′N 90°0′W  El Salvador
13°41′N 90°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Genovesa Island, Galápagos,  Ecuador (at 0°19′N 89°58′W)
Passing just east of Santa Fe Island, Galápagos,  Ecuador (at 0°49′S 90°2′W)
60°0′S 90°0′W Southern Ocean
72°28′S 90°0′W Antarctica Border between unclaimed territory (to the west) and Antártica Chilena Province (to the east), claimed by  Chile

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