4th meridian west

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4th meridian west

The meridian 4° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 4th meridian west forms a great circle with the 176th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 4th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 4°0′W / 90.000°N 4.000°W / 90.000; -4.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°52′N 4°0′W / 81.867°N 4.000°W / 81.867; -4.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
58°34′N 4°0′W / 58.567°N 4.000°W / 58.567; -4.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland
57°56′N 4°0′W / 57.933°N 4.000°W / 57.933; -4.000 (North Sea) North Sea Dornoch Firth
57°50′N 4°0′W / 57.833°N 4.000°W / 57.833; -4.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland
57°42′N 4°0′W / 57.700°N 4.000°W / 57.700; -4.000 (North Sea) North Sea Moray Firth
57°36′N 4°0′W / 57.600°N 4.000°W / 57.600; -4.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland — passing through Motherwell, just east of Glasgow (at 55°48′N 4°0′W / 55.800°N 4.000°W / 55.800; -4.000 (Motherwell))
54°46′N 4°0′W / 54.767°N 4.000°W / 54.767; -4.000 (Irish Sea) Irish Sea
53°15′N 4°0′W / 53.250°N 4.000°W / 53.250; -4.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Wales — passing just west of Swansea (at 51°38′N 3°57′W / 51.633°N 3.950°W / 51.633; -3.950 (Swansea))
51°54′N 4°0′W / 51.900°N 4.000°W / 51.900; -4.000 (Bristol Channel) Bristol Channel
51°13′N 4°0′W / 51.217°N 4.000°W / 51.217; -4.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom England — passing just east of Plymouth (at 50°22′N 4°9′W / 50.367°N 4.150°W / 50.367; -4.150 (Plymouth))
50°18′N 4°0′W / 50.300°N 4.000°W / 50.300; -4.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean English Channel
48°43′N 4°0′W / 48.717°N 4.000°W / 48.717; -4.000 (France)  France
47°51′N 4°0′W / 47.850°N 4.000°W / 47.850; -4.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Bay of Biscay
43°27′N 4°0′W / 43.450°N 4.000°W / 43.450; -4.000 (Spain)  Spain
46°45′N 4°0′W / 46.750°N 4.000°W / 46.750; -4.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Alboran Sea
35°14′N 4°0′W / 35.233°N 4.000°W / 35.233; -4.000 (Morocco)  Morocco
30°51′N 4°0′W / 30.850°N 4.000°W / 30.850; -4.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
24°28′N 4°0′W / 24.467°N 4.000°W / 24.467; -4.000 (Mali)  Mali
13°26′N 4°0′W / 13.433°N 4.000°W / 13.433; -4.000 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso
9°50′N 4°0′W / 9.833°N 4.000°W / 9.833; -4.000 (Côte d'Ivoire)  Ivory Coast Passing just east of Abidjan (at 5°19′N 4°2′W / 5.317°N 4.033°W / 5.317; -4.033 (Abidjan))
5°14′N 4°0′W / 5.233°N 4.000°W / 5.233; -4.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 4°0′W / 60.000°S 4.000°W / -60.000; -4.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°19′S 4°0′W / 70.317°S 4.000°W / -70.317; -4.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Landclaimed by  Norway

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