18th meridian west

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18th meridian west

The meridian 18° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 18th meridian west forms a great circle with the 162nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 18th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 18°0′W / 90.000°N 18.000°W / 90.000; -18.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°8′N 18°0′W / 82.133°N 18.000°W / 82.133; -18.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Prinsesse Margrethe Island, Prinsesse Dagmar Island, and mainland
79°41′N 18°0′W / 79.683°N 18.000°W / 79.683; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
78°47′N 18°0′W / 78.783°N 18.000°W / 78.783; -18.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Bourbon Island
78°44′N 18°0′W / 78.733°N 18.000°W / 78.733; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
77°46′N 18°0′W / 77.767°N 18.000°W / 77.767; -18.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Ile de France
77°37′N 18°0′W / 77.617°N 18.000°W / 77.617; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
75°24′N 18°0′W / 75.400°N 18.000°W / 75.400; -18.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Shannon Island
75°1′N 18°0′W / 75.017°N 18.000°W / 75.017; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
66°33′N 18°0′W / 66.550°N 18.000°W / 66.550; -18.000 (Iceland)  Iceland Island of Grímsey
66°31′N 18°0′W / 66.517°N 18.000°W / 66.517; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
66°9′N 18°0′W / 66.150°N 18.000°W / 66.150; -18.000 (Iceland)  Iceland
63°31′N 18°0′W / 63.517°N 18.000°W / 63.517; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
28°46′N 18°0′W / 28.767°N 18.000°W / 28.767; -18.000 (Spain)  Spain Island of La Palma
28°45′N 18°0′W / 28.750°N 18.000°W / 28.750; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
27°48′N 18°0′W / 27.800°N 18.000°W / 27.800; -18.000 (Spain)  Spain Island of El Hierro
37°38′N 18°0′W / 37.633°N 18.000°W / 37.633; -18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 18°0′W / 60.000°S 18.000°W / -60.000; -18.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°32′S 18°0′W / 72.533°S 18.000°W / -72.533; -18.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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