62nd meridian west

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62nd meridian west

The meridian 62° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 62nd meridian west forms a great circle with the 118th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 62nd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 62°0′W / 90.000°N 62.000°W / 90.000; -62.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°24′N 62°0′W / 83.400°N 62.000°W / 83.400; -62.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°30′N 62°0′W / 82.500°N 62.000°W / 82.500; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
82°5′N 62°0′W / 82.083°N 62.000°W / 82.083; -62.000 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
81°8′N 62°0′W / 81.133°N 62.000°W / 81.133; -62.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
76°4′N 62°0′W / 76.067°N 62.000°W / 76.067; -62.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°0′N 62°0′W / 70.000°N 62.000°W / 70.000; -62.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
67°3′N 62°0′W / 67.050°N 62.000°W / 67.050; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
66°17′N 62°0′W / 66.283°N 62.000°W / 66.283; -62.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait Exeter Sound
66°2′N 62°0′W / 66.033°N 62.000°W / 66.033; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
66°1′N 62°0′W / 66.017°N 62.000°W / 66.017; -62.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait Passing just east of Angijak Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 65°39′N 62°7′W / 65.650°N 62.117°W / 65.650; -62.117 (Angijak Island))
60°0′N 62°0′W / 60.000°N 62.000°W / 60.000; -62.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
57°55′N 62°0′W / 57.917°N 62.000°W / 57.917; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from 52°0′N 62°0′W / 52.000°N 62.000°W / 52.000; -62.000 (Quebec)
50°12′N 62°0′W / 50.200°N 62.000°W / 50.200; -62.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Jacques Cartier Strait
49°22′N 62°0′W / 49.367°N 62.000°W / 49.367; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada QuebecAnticosti Island
49°4′N 62°0′W / 49.067°N 62.000°W / 49.067; -62.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
47°17′N 62°0′W / 47.283°N 62.000°W / 47.283; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada QuebecMagdalen Islands
47°13′N 62°0′W / 47.217°N 62.000°W / 47.217; -62.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
46°28′N 62°0′W / 46.467°N 62.000°W / 46.467; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada Prince Edward Island — easternmost tip
46°27′N 62°0′W / 46.450°N 62.000°W / 46.450; -62.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Northumberland Strait
45°52′N 62°0′W / 45.867°N 62.000°W / 45.867; -62.000 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia
44°59′N 62°0′W / 44.983°N 62.000°W / 44.983; -62.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
17°45′N 62°0′W / 17.750°N 62.000°W / 17.750; -62.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing just west of the island of Barbuda,  Antigua and Barbuda (at 17°42′N 61°53′W / 17.700°N 61.883°W / 17.700; -61.883 (Barbuda))
Passing just west of the island of Antigua,  Antigua and Barbuda (at 17°6′N 61°54′W / 17.100°N 61.900°W / 17.100; -61.900 (Antigua))
Passing just east of the island of  Montserrat (at 16°41′N 62°9′W / 16.683°N 62.150°W / 16.683; -62.150 (Montserrat))
Passing just west of the island of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe,  France (at 16°16′N 61°48′W / 16.267°N 61.800°W / 16.267; -61.800 (Basse-Terre Island))
Passing just west of the island of  Grenada (at 12°0′N 61°48′W / 12.000°N 61.800°W / 12.000; -61.800 (Grenada))
10°43′N 62°0′W / 10.717°N 62.000°W / 10.717; -62.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela Paria Peninsula
10°39′N 62°0′W / 10.650°N 62.000°W / 10.650; -62.000 (Gulf of Paria) Gulf of Paria Passing just west of the island of Trinidad,  Trinidad and Tobago (at 10°3′N 61°55′W / 10.050°N 61.917°W / 10.050; -61.917 (Trinidad))
9°56′N 62°0′W / 9.933°N 62.000°W / 9.933; -62.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
4°10′N 62°0′W / 4.167°N 62.000°W / 4.167; -62.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from 1°11′S 62°0′W / 1.183°S 62.000°W / -1.183; -62.000 (Amazonas)
Rondônia — from 8°48′S 62°0′W / 8.800°S 62.000°W / -8.800; -62.000 (Rondônia)
13°21′S 62°0′W / 13.350°S 62.000°W / -13.350; -62.000 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
20°12′S 62°0′W / 20.200°S 62.000°W / -20.200; -62.000 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
23°0′S 62°0′W / 23.000°S 62.000°W / -23.000; -62.000 (Argentina)  Argentina Mainland, Isla Bermejo and Isla Trinidad
39°10′S 62°0′W / 39.167°S 62.000°W / -39.167; -62.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 62°0′W / 60.000°S 62.000°W / -60.000; -62.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
63°15′S 62°0′W / 63.250°S 62.000°W / -63.250; -62.000 (South Shetland Islands) South Shetland Islands Low Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
63°19′S 62°0′W / 63.317°S 62.000°W / -63.317; -62.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
64°0′S 62°0′W / 64.000°S 62.000°W / -64.000; -62.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Liège Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
64°4′S 62°0′W / 64.067°S 62.000°W / -64.067; -62.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
64°41′S 62°0′W / 64.683°S 62.000°W / -64.683; -62.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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