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Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 96th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 96°0′W / 90.000°N 96.000°W / 90.000; -96.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°41′N 96°0′W / 80.683°N 96.000°W / 80.683; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutAxel Heiberg Island
79°41′N 96°0′W / 79.683°N 96.000°W / 79.683; -96.000 (Massey Sound) Massey Sound
78°28′N 96°0′W / 78.467°N 96.000°W / 78.467; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutBjarnason Island and Amund Ringnes Island
77°53′N 96°0′W / 77.883°N 96.000°W / 77.883; -96.000 (Hendriksen Strait) Hendriksen Strait
77°44′N 96°0′W / 77.733°N 96.000°W / 77.733; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutCornwall Island
77°29′N 96°0′W / 77.483°N 96.000°W / 77.483; -96.000 (Belcher Channel) Belcher Channel
77°3′N 96°0′W / 77.050°N 96.000°W / 77.050; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutDevon Island
76°26′N 96°0′W / 76.433°N 96.000°W / 76.433; -96.000 (Queens Channel) Queens Channel
75°36′N 96°0′W / 75.600°N 96.000°W / 75.600; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutLittle Cornwallis Island and Cornwallis Island
74°53′N 96°0′W / 74.883°N 96.000°W / 74.883; -96.000 (Parry Channel) Parry Channel
73°55′N 96°0′W / 73.917°N 96.000°W / 73.917; -96.000 (Parry Channel) Peel Sound Passing just west of Somerset Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 73°41′N 95°41′W / 73.683°N 95.683°W / 73.683; -95.683 (Somerset Island))
Passing just east of Prince of Wales Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 72°25′N 96°16′W / 72.417°N 96.267°W / 72.417; -96.267 (Prince of Wales Island))
71°26′N 96°0′W / 71.433°N 96.000°W / 71.433; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutBoothia Peninsula (mainland)
69°49′N 96°0′W / 69.817°N 96.000°W / 69.817; -96.000 (James Ross Strait) James Ross Strait
69°35′N 96°0′W / 69.583°N 96.000°W / 69.583; -96.000 (Parry Channel) Wellington Strait Passing just west of Matty Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 69°30′N 95°58′W / 69.500°N 95.967°W / 69.500; -95.967 (Matty Island))
Passing just east of the Tennent Islands, Nunavut,   Canada (at 69°28′N 96°3′W / 69.467°N 96.050°W / 69.467; -96.050 (Tennent Islands))
69°21′N 96°0′W / 69.350°N 96.000°W / 69.350; -96.000 (Rae Strait) Rae Strait
69°14′N 96°0′W / 69.233°N 96.000°W / 69.233; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutKing William Island
68°36′N 96°0′W / 68.600°N 96.000°W / 68.600; -96.000 (Simpson Strait) Simpson Strait
68°15′N 96°0′W / 68.250°N 96.000°W / 68.250; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutMcCrary Isthmus (mainland)
68°12′N 96°0′W / 68.200°N 96.000°W / 68.200; -96.000 (Chantrey Inlet) Chantrey Inlet
67°50′N 96°0′W / 67.833°N 96.000°W / 67.833; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutMontreal Island
67°49′N 96°0′W / 67.817°N 96.000°W / 67.817; -96.000 (Chantrey Inlet) Chantrey Inlet
67°15′N 96°0′W / 67.250°N 96.000°W / 67.250; -96.000 (Canada)   Canada Nunavut — mainland
Manitoba — from 60°0′N 96°0′W / 60.000°N 96.000°W / 60.000; -96.000 (Manitoba)
49°0′N 96°0′W / 49.000°N 96.000°W / 49.000; -96.000 (United States)   United States Minnesota
Iowa — from 43°30′N 97°0′W / 43.500°N 97.000°W / 43.500; -97.000 (Iowa)
Nebraska — from 41°32′N 97°0′W / 41.533°N 97.000°W / 41.533; -97.000 (Nebraska), for about 4 km
Iowa — from 41°31′N 97°0′W / 41.517°N 97.000°W / 41.517; -97.000 (Iowa), for about 4 km
Nebraska — from 41°29′N 97°0′W / 41.483°N 97.000°W / 41.483; -97.000 (Nebraska), passing through Omaha (at 41°15′N 96°0′W / 41.250°N 96.000°W / 41.250; -96.000 (Omaha))
Kansas — from 40°0′N 97°0′W / 40.000°N 97.000°W / 40.000; -97.000 (Kansas)
Oklahoma — from 37°0′N 97°0′W / 37.000°N 97.000°W / 37.000; -97.000 (Oklahoma), passing through Tulsa (at 36°9′N 96°0′W / 36.150°N 96.000°W / 36.150; -96.000 (Tulsa))
Texas — from 33°51′N 97°0′W / 33.850°N 97.000°W / 33.850; -97.000 (Texas)
28°35′N 96°0′W / 28.583°N 96.000°W / 28.583; -96.000 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
19°2′N 96°0′W / 19.033°N 96.000°W / 19.033; -96.000 (Mexico)   Mexico Veracruz
Oaxaca — from 18°9′N 97°0′W / 18.150°N 97.000°W / 18.150; -97.000 (Oaxaca)
15°47′N 96°0′W / 15.783°N 96.000°W / 15.783; -96.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 96°0′W / 60.000°S 96.000°W / -60.000; -96.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
71°56′S 96°0′W / 71.933°S 96.000°W / -71.933; -96.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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