25th meridian west

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the meridian west of Greenwich. For the meridian west of Washington, see 25th meridian west from Washington.
Line across the Earth
25°
25th meridian west

The meridian 25° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde Islands, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 25th meridian west forms a great circle with the 155th meridian east.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the eastern limit of Argentina's territorial claim and passes through the British claim - the two claims overlap.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 25th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 25°0′W / 90.000°N 25.000°W / 90.000; -25.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°9′N 25°0′W / 83.150°N 25.000°W / 83.150; -25.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Peary Land peninsula
82°10′N 25°0′W / 82.167°N 25.000°W / 82.167; -25.000 (Independence Fjord) Independence Fjord
82°0′N 25°0′W / 82.000°N 25.000°W / 82.000; -25.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
81°43′N 25°0′W / 81.717°N 25.000°W / 81.717; -25.000 (Hagen Fjord) Hagen Fjord
81°35′N 25°0′W / 81.583°N 25.000°W / 81.583; -25.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Mainland, Ymer Island, Ella Island and the mainland again
71°17′N 25°0′W / 71.283°N 25.000°W / 71.283; -25.000 (Scoresby Sund) Scoresby Sund
70°21′N 25°0′W / 70.350°N 25.000°W / 70.350; -25.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
69°9′N 25°0′W / 69.150°N 25.000°W / 69.150; -25.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of São Miguel Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 37°51′N 25°8′W / 37.850°N 25.133°W / 37.850; -25.133 (São Miguel Island))
Passing just west of the islet of Formigas, Azores,  Portugal (at 36°16′N 24°47′W / 36.267°N 24.783°W / 36.267; -24.783 (Formigas))
Passing just east of Santa Maria Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 36°56′N 25°1′W / 36.933°N 25.017°W / 36.933; -25.017 (São Miguel Island))
17°7′N 25°0′W / 17.117°N 25.000°W / 17.117; -25.000 (Cape Verde)  Cape Verde Islands of Santo Antão and São Vicente
16°46′N 25°0′W / 16.767°N 25.000°W / 16.767; -25.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 25°0′W / 60.000°S 25.000°W / -60.000; -25.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°17′S 25°0′W / 75.283°S 25.000°W / -75.283; -25.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Defines the eastern limit of Argentine Antarctica, claimed by  Argentina
Passes through British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

See also[edit]