17th meridian west

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17th meridian west

The meridian 17° 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 17th meridian west forms a great circle with the 163rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 17th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 17°0′W / 90.000°N 17.000°W / 90.000; -17.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°28′N 17°0′W / 81.467°N 17.000°W / 81.467; -17.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
80°10′N 17°0′W / 80.167°N 17.000°W / 80.167; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea — passing just east of Shannon Island,  Greenland (at 75°7′N 17°19′W / 75.117°N 17.317°W / 75.117; -17.317 (Shannon Island))
66°12′N 17°0′W / 66.200°N 17.000°W / 66.200; -17.000 (Iceland)  Iceland
63°47′N 17°0′W / 63.783°N 17.000°W / 63.783; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
32°49′N 17°0′W / 32.817°N 17.000°W / 32.817; -17.000 (Portugal)  Portugal Island of Madeira
32°39′N 17°0′W / 32.650°N 17.000°W / 32.650; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of Tenerife,  Spain (at 28°20′N 16°55′W / 28.333°N 16.917°W / 28.333; -16.917 (Tenerife))
Passing just east of the island of La Gomera,  Spain (at 28°6′N 17°5′W / 28.100°N 17.083°W / 28.100; -17.083 (La Gomera))
21°28′N 17°0′W / 21.467°N 17.000°W / 21.467; -17.000 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Ras Nouadhibou peninsula — claimed by  Morocco and the  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
21°7′N 17°0′W / 21.117°N 17.000°W / 21.117; -17.000 (Mauritania)  Mauritania Ras Nouadhibou peninsula
21°3′N 17°0′W / 21.050°N 17.000°W / 21.050; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
15°4′N 17°0′W / 15.067°N 17.000°W / 15.067; -17.000 (Senegal)  Senegal
14°25′N 17°0′W / 14.417°N 17.000°W / 14.417; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 17°0′W / 60.000°S 17.000°W / -60.000; -17.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°33′S 17°0′W / 72.550°S 17.000°W / -72.550; -17.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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