28th meridian west

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28th meridian west

The meridian 28° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 28th meridian west forms a great circle with the 152nd meridian east.

In Antarctica the meridian defines the eastern limit of Brazil's unofficial territorial claim.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 28th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 28°0′W / 90.000°N 28.000°W / 90.000; -28.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°28′N 28°0′W / 83.467°N 28.000°W / 83.467; -28.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Northern Peary Land
83°9′N 28°0′W / 83.150°N 28.000°W / 83.150; -28.000 (Frederick E. Hyde Fjord) Frederick E. Hyde Fjord
83°5′N 28°0′W / 83.083°N 28.000°W / 83.083; -28.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Southern Peary Land
82°11′N 28°0′W / 82.183°N 28.000°W / 82.183; -28.000 (Independence Fjord) Independence Fjord
82°2′N 28°0′W / 82.033°N 28.000°W / 82.033; -28.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Mainland, the island of Milne Land and the mainland again
68°35′N 28°0′W / 68.583°N 28.000°W / 68.583; -28.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
39°5′N 28°0′W / 39.083°N 28.000°W / 39.083; -28.000 (Portugal)  Portugal Island of Graciosa, Azores
39°1′N 28°0′W / 39.017°N 28.000°W / 39.017; -28.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
38°39′N 28°0′W / 38.650°N 28.000°W / 38.650; -28.000 (Portugal)  Portugal Island of São Jorge, Azores
38°36′N 28°0′W / 38.600°N 28.000°W / 38.600; -28.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of Pico Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 38°25′N 28°2′W / 38.417°N 28.033°W / 38.417; -28.033 (Pico Island))
Passing just east of Leskov Island,  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (at 56°40′S 28°9′W / 56.667°S 28.150°W / -56.667; -28.150 (Leskov Island))
60°0′S 28°0′W / 60.000°S 28.000°W / -60.000; -28.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°13′S 28°0′W / 76.217°S 28.000°W / -76.217; -28.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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