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The meridian 75° 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, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The mean solar time of this meridian is the base for the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5 during standard time).

The 75th meridian west forms a great circle with the 105th meridian east.
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 75th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 75°0′W / 90°N 75°W / 90; -75 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°3′N 75°0′W / 83.05°N 75°W / 83.05; -75 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
78°32′N 75°0′W / 78.533°N 75°W / 78.533; -75 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
72°18′N 75°0′W / 72.3°N 75°W / 72.3; -75 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island and Foley Island
68°22′N 75°0′W / 68.367°N 75°W / 68.367; -75 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin Passing just to the east of Prince Charles Island, Nunavut,  Canada
65°22′N 75°0′W / 65.367°N 75°W / 65.367; -75 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Foxe Peninsula, Baffin Island
64°25′N 75°0′W / 64.417°N 75°W / 64.417; -75 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
62°16′N 75°0′W / 62.267°N 75°W / 62.267; -75 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
44°59′N 75°0′W / 44.983°N 75°W / 44.983; -75 (United States)  United States New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania (again)
New Jersey (again)
39°11′N 75°0′W / 39.183°N 75°W / 39.183; -75 (Delaware Bay) Delaware Bay
38°50′N 75°0′W / 38.833°N 75°W / 38.833; -75 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the Delmarva Peninsula,  United States
Passing between Conception Island and Rum Cay,  Bahamas
23°7′N 75°0′W / 23.117°N 75°W / 23.117; -75 (Bahamas)  Bahamas Long Island
23°5′N 75°0′W / 23.083°N 75°W / 23.083; -75 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
20°42′N 75°0′W / 20.7°N 75°W / 20.7; -75 (Cuba)  Cuba
19°55′N 75°0′W / 19.917°N 75°W / 19.917; -75 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing just east of Navassa Island, United States United States Minor Outlying Islands
10°59′N 75°0′W / 10.983°N 75°W / 10.983; -75 (Colombia)  Colombia
0°7′S 75°0′W / 0.117°S 75°W / -0.117; -75 (Peru)  Peru
15°28′S 75°0′W / 15.467°S 75°W / -15.467; -75 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Guafo Island,  Chile
Passing just east of Guamblín Island,  Chile
45°52′S 75°0′W / 45.867°S 75°W / -45.867; -75 (Chile)  Chile
46°45′S 75°0′W / 46.75°S 75°W / -46.75; -75 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Penas
47°42′S 75°0′W / 47.7°S 75°W / -47.7; -75 (Chile)  Chile Several islands in the Patagonic Archipelago, including Wager Island, Prat Island, Serrano Island, Knorr Island, Wellington Island, Angamos Island, Madre de Dios Island, Anafur Island, Doñas Island, Valenzuela Island, Dagigno Island, Agustin Island, Diego de Almagro Island, Jorge Montt Island, Ramirez Island and Contreras Island
52°7′S 75°0′W / 52.117°S 75°W / -52.117; -75 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 75°0′W / 60°S 75°W / -60; -75 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°31′S 75°0′W / 69.517°S 75°W / -69.517; -75 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province) and by the  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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