16th meridian west

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16th meridian west

The meridian 16° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 16th meridian west forms a great circle with the 164th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 16th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 16°0′W / 90.000°N 16.000°W / 90.000; -16.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°45′N 16°0′W / 81.750°N 16.000°W / 81.750; -16.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
80°21′N 16°0′W / 80.350°N 16.000°W / 80.350; -16.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
66°31′N 16°0′W / 66.517°N 16.000°W / 66.517; -16.000 (Iceland)  Iceland
64°7′N 16°0′W / 64.117°N 16.000°W / 64.117; -16.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of Porto Santo Island,  Portugal (at 33°5′N 16°17′W / 33.083°N 16.283°W / 33.083; -16.283 (Selvagem Grande Island)
Passing just west of Selvagem Grande Island,  Portugal (at 30°8′N 15°52′W / 30.133°N 15.867°W / 30.133; -15.867 (Selvagem Grande Island))
Passing just east of Selvagem Pequena Island,  Portugal (at 30°2′N 16°2′W / 30.033°N 16.033°W / 30.033; -16.033 (Selvagem Pequena Island))
Passing just east of the islands of Tenerife,  Spain (at 28°33′N 16°7′W / 28.550°N 16.117°W / 28.550; -16.117 (Tenerife))
Passing just west of the island of Gran Canaria,  Spain (at 27°55′N 15°49′W / 27.917°N 15.817°W / 27.917; -15.817 (Gran Canaria))
23°39′N 16°0′W / 23.650°N 16.000°W / 23.650; -16.000 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Dakhla peninsula — claimed by  Morocco
23°38′N 16°0′W / 23.633°N 16.000°W / 23.633; -16.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
23°22′N 16°0′W / 23.367°N 16.000°W / 23.367; -16.000 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco
21°20′N 16°0′W / 21.333°N 16.000°W / 21.333; -16.000 (Mauritania)  Mauritania Passing through Nouakchott
16°30′N 16°0′W / 16.500°N 16.000°W / 16.500; -16.000 (Senegal)  Senegal
13°35′N 16°0′W / 13.583°N 16.000°W / 13.583; -16.000 (Gambia)  Gambia
13°10′N 16°0′W / 13.167°N 16.000°W / 13.167; -16.000 (Senegal)  Senegal
12°27′N 16°0′W / 12.450°N 16.000°W / 12.450; -16.000 (Guinea-Bissau)  Guinea-Bissau Mainland and Ilha de Pecixe
11°48′N 16°0′W / 11.800°N 16.000°W / 11.800; -16.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
11°34′N 16°0′W / 11.567°N 16.000°W / 11.567; -16.000 (Guinea-Bissau)  Guinea-Bissau Bissagos Islands
11°2′N 16°0′W / 11.033°N 16.000°W / 11.033; -16.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 16°0′W / 60.000°S 16.000°W / -60.000; -16.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°18′S 16°0′W / 72.300°S 16.000°W / -72.300; -16.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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