6th meridian west

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6th meridian west

The meridian 6° 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 6th meridian west forms a great circle with the 174th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 6th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 6°0′W / 90.000°N 6.000°W / 90.000; -6.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°58′N 6°0′W / 81.967°N 6.000°W / 81.967; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the island of Fugloy,  Faroe Islands (at 62°20′N 6°15′W / 62.333°N 6.250°W / 62.333; -6.250 (Fugloy))
Passing just east of the island of Svínoy,  Faroe Islands (at 62°17′N 6°17′W / 62.283°N 6.283°W / 62.283; -6.283 (Svínoy))
Passing just west of the island of North Rona, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 59°7′N 5°50′W / 59.117°N 5.833°W / 59.117; -5.833 (North Rona))
Passing just east of the island of Sula Sgeir, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 59°6′N 6°9′W / 59.100°N 6.150°W / 59.100; -6.150 (Sula Sgeir))
58°32′N 6°0′W / 58.533°N 6.000°W / 58.533; -6.000 (The Minch) The Minch Passing just east of the isle of Lewis, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 58°15′N 6°8′W / 58.250°N 6.133°W / 58.250; -6.133 (Lewis))
57°33′N 6°0′W / 57.550°N 6.000°W / 57.550; -6.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland — islands of South Rona, Raasay, Scalpay, Skye
57°1′N 6°0′W / 57.017°N 6.000°W / 57.017; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Sea of the Hebrides
56°46′N 6°0′W / 56.767°N 6.000°W / 56.767; -6.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland — peninsulas of Ardnamurchan and Morvern, and the Isle of Mull
56°19′N 6°0′W / 56.317°N 6.000°W / 56.317; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Firth of Lorn
55°59′N 6°0′W / 55.983°N 6.000°W / 55.983; -6.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland — island of Jura
55°48′N 6°0′W / 55.800°N 6.000°W / 55.800; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Sound of Jura — passing just east of the island of Islay, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 55°41′N 6°2′W / 55.683°N 6.033°W / 55.683; -6.033 (Islay))
North Channel — passing just east of Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland,  United Kingdom (at 55°18′N 6°10′W / 55.300°N 6.167°W / 55.300; -6.167 (Rathlin Island))
55°3′N 6°0′W / 55.050°N 6.000°W / 55.050; -6.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Northern Ireland — passing just west of Belfast (at 54°36′N 5°56′W / 54.600°N 5.933°W / 54.600; -5.933 (Belfast))
54°3′N 6°0′W / 54.050°N 6.000°W / 54.050; -6.000 (Irish Sea) Irish Sea Passing just east of Lambay Island,  Ireland (at 53°29′N 6°0′W / 53.483°N 6.000°W / 53.483; -6.000 (Lambay Island))
Passing just east of Howth Head (at 53°23′N 6°3′W / 53.383°N 6.050°W / 53.383; -6.050 (Howth Head) near Dublin)
Passing just east of Wicklow Head,  Ireland (at 52°58′N 6°0′W / 52.967°N 6.000°W / 52.967; -6.000 (Wicklow Head))
51°56′N 6°0′W / 51.933°N 6.000°W / 51.933; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Celtic Sea — passing just west of Land's End, England,  United Kingdom (at 50°4′N 5°43′W / 50.067°N 5.717°W / 50.067; -5.717 (Land's End))
— passing just east of the Isles of Scilly, England,  United Kingdom (at 49°57′N 6°16′W / 49.950°N 6.267°W / 49.950; -6.267 (Isles of Scilly))
through an unnamed part of the ocean — from 46°42′N 6°0′W / 46.700°N 6.000°W / 46.700; -6.000
and into the Bay of Biscay — from 45°59′N 6°0′W / 45.983°N 6.000°W / 45.983; -6.000 (Bay of Biscay)
43°35′N 6°0′W / 43.583°N 6.000°W / 43.583; -6.000 (Spain)  Spain
36°11′N 6°0′W / 36.183°N 6.000°W / 36.183; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
35°34′N 6°0′W / 35.567°N 6.000°W / 35.567; -6.000 (Morocco)  Morocco
29°45′N 6°0′W / 29.750°N 6.000°W / 29.750; -6.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
25°44′N 6°0′W / 25.733°N 6.000°W / 25.733; -6.000 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
25°0′N 6°0′W / 25.000°N 6.000°W / 25.000; -6.000 (Mali)  Mali
20°5′N 6°0′W / 20.083°N 6.000°W / 20.083; -6.000 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
15°30′N 6°0′W / 15.500°N 6.000°W / 15.500; -6.000 (Mali)  Mali
10°13′N 6°0′W / 10.217°N 6.000°W / 10.217; -6.000 (Côte d'Ivoire)  Ivory Coast
4°58′N 6°0′W / 4.967°N 6.000°W / 4.967; -6.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (at 15°59′S 5°47′W / 15.983°S 5.783°W / -15.983; -5.783 (St. Helena))
60°0′S 6°0′W / 60.000°S 6.000°W / -60.000; -6.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°24′S 6°0′W / 70.400°S 6.000°W / -70.400; -6.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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