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109th Meridian West

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109th Meridian West

The meridian 109° 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 109th meridian west forms a great circle with the 71st meridian east.

In the United States, the western boundaries of Colorado and New Mexico and the eastern boundaries of Utah and Arizona lie on the 32nd meridian west from Washington, which is approximately 3 minutes of longitude west of the 109th meridian west of Greenwich, or approximately 2.5 miles or 4.0 km.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 109th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean Passing just east of Borden Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at )
Passing just east of Vesey Hamilton Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at )
 Canada NunavutMelville Island
Sabine Bay
 Canada NunavutMelville Island
Parry Channel Viscount Melville Sound
 Canada NunavutVictoria Island
Dease Strait
Bathurst Inlet
 Canada NunavutLewes Island, the Stockport Islands and the mainland
Northwest Territories — from , passing through the Great Slave Lake
Saskatchewan — from , passing through Lake Athabasca
 United States Montana
Wyoming — from
Colorado — from
New Mexico — from
 Mexico Sonora
Sonora / Chihuahua border — from
Sonora — from
Sinaloa — from , passing through Los Mochis
Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Clipperton Island (an overseas possession of  France, at )
Passing just east of Easter Island,  Chile (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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