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80th Meridian West

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80th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
80th meridian west

The meridian 80° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Central America, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the western limit of the British territorial claim and passes through the Chilean claim - the two claims overlap.

The 80th meridian west forms a great circle with the 100th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 80th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
Jones Sound Passing just west of Coburg Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at )
 Canada NunavutDevon Island and Philpots Island
Baffin Bay
 Canada NunavutBylot Island
Eclipse Sound
 Canada NunavutRagged Island and Baffin Island
Murray Maxwell Bay
 Canada NunavutJens Munk Island
Foxe Basin
Foxe Channel Passing just east of Southampton Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at )
Hudson Bay
 Canada NunavutMansel Island
Hudson Bay
 Canada NunavutGilmour Island
Hudson Bay Passing just west of Split Island, Nunavut,  Canada
 Canada NunavutKugong Island and Flaherty Island
Hudson Bay
James Bay
 Canada NunavutNorth Twin Island
James Bay Passing just west of South Twin Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at )
 Canada Ontario
Lake Erie
 United States Pennsylvania — passing through Pittsburgh (at )
West Virginia — from
Virginia — from
North Carolina — from
South Carolina — from , passing through Charleston (at )
Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of Palm Beach, Florida,  United States (at )
Passing through the Cay Sal Bank atoll,  Bahamas (at )
Caribbean Sea
 Cayman Islands Island of Little Cayman
Caribbean Sea
Gulf of Panama
 Panama Passing through the tip of the Azuero Peninsula
Pacific Ocean
 Ecuador The mainland, Puná Island, and the mainland again
 Peru Piura Region
Lambayeque Region — from
Pacific Ocean Passing close between the Desventuradas Islands,  Chile (at )
Passing some distance between the Juan Fernández Islands,  Chile (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Defines the western limit of British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom
Passes through Antártica Chilena Province, claimed by  Chile

See also

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