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The meridian 130° 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 130th meridian west forms a great circle with the 50th meridian east.
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 130th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 130°0′W / 90°N 130°W / 90; -130 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°17′N 130°0′W / 75.283°N 130°W / 75.283; -130 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°4′N 130°0′W / 70.067°N 130°W / 70.067; -130 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Yukon
British Columbia
55°19′N 130°0′W / 55.317°N 130°W / 55.317; -130 (United States)  United States Alaska - for about 6km, the most easterly part of the state (in the Misty Fjords National Monument)
55°16′N 130°0′W / 55.267°N 130°W / 55.267; -130 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - mainland, Pitt Island and Banks Island
53°12′N 130°0′W / 53.2°N 130°W / 53.2; -130 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Pitcairn Island,  Pitcairn Islands
60°0′S 130°0′W / 60°S 130°W / -60; -130 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
74°19′S 130°0′W / 74.317°S 130°W / -74.317; -130 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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