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115th Meridian West

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115th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
115th meridian west

The meridian 115° 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 115th meridian west forms a great circle with the 65th meridian east.

Between the equator and the 60th parallel south it forms the eastern boundary of the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and the western boundary of the Latin American Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 115th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Canada Northwest TerritoriesBrock Island
Ballantyne Strait
Unnamed waterbody Passing just west of Emerald Isle, Northwest Territories,  Canada at
 Canada Northwest TerritoriesMelville Island
M'Clure Strait
 Canada Northwest TerritoriesVictoria Island
Prince Albert Sound
 Canada Northwest TerritoriesVictoria Island
Nunavut — from on Victoria Island
Dolphin and Union Strait
 Canada Nunavut - mainland
Coronation Gulf
 Canada Nunavut
Northwest Territories — from , passing through the Great Slave Lake
Alberta — from
British Columbia — from
 United States Montana
Idaho — from
Nevada — from
California — from
 Mexico Baja California
Sonora — for about 12 km from
Baja California — from
Sonora — for about 2 km from
Baja California — from
Pacific Ocean Sebastián Vizcaíno Bay, passing just east of Cedros Island,  Mexico at
 Mexico Baja California Sur
Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Clarion Island,  Mexico at
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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