7th meridian west

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7th meridian west

The meridian 7° 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 7th meridian west forms a great circle with the 173rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 7th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 7°0′W / 90.000°N 7.000°W / 90.000; -7.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°2′N 7°0′W / 82.033°N 7.000°W / 82.033; -7.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
62°20′N 7°0′W / 62.333°N 7.000°W / 62.333; -7.000 (Faroe Islands)  Faroe Islands Islands of Eysturoy, Streymoy and Koltur
62°5′N 7°0′W / 62.083°N 7.000°W / 62.083; -7.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of Sandoy,  Faroe Islands (at 61°55′N 6°56′W / 61.917°N 6.933°W / 61.917; -6.933 (Sandoy))
Passing just west of the island of Suðuroy,  Faroe Islands (at 61°38′N 7°0′W / 61.633°N 7.000°W / 61.633; -7.000 (Suðuroy))
58°14′N 7°0′W / 58.233°N 7.000°W / 58.233; -7.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland - Islands of Lewis, Taransay and Harris
57°45′N 7°0′W / 57.750°N 7.000°W / 57.750; -7.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Little Minch
Sea of the Hebrides — from about 57°55′N 7°0′W / 57.917°N 7.000°W / 57.917; -7.000 (Sea of the Hebrides)
passing just west of the island of Tiree, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 56°30′N 6°59′W / 56.500°N 6.983°W / 56.500; -6.983 (Tiree))
and into an unnamed part of the ocean — from 56°30′N 7°0′W / 56.500°N 7.000°W / 56.500; -7.000
55°16′N 7°0′W / 55.267°N 7.000°W / 55.267; -7.000 (Ireland)  Ireland Inishowen peninsula
55°12′N 7°0′W / 55.200°N 7.000°W / 55.200; -7.000 (Lough Foyle) Lough Foyle
55°6′N 7°0′W / 55.100°N 7.000°W / 55.100; -7.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Northern Ireland
54°24′N 7°0′W / 54.400°N 7.000°W / 54.400; -7.000 (Ireland)  Ireland
52°8′N 7°0′W / 52.133°N 7.000°W / 52.133; -7.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Celtic Sea
an unnamed part of the ocean — from 47°9′N 7°0′W / 47.150°N 7.000°W / 47.150; -7.000
Bay of Biscay — from 44°50′N 7°0′W / 44.833°N 7.000°W / 44.833; -7.000 (Bay of Biscay)
43°33′N 7°0′W / 43.550°N 7.000°W / 43.550; -7.000 (Spain)  Spain
41°57′N 7°0′W / 41.950°N 7.000°W / 41.950; -7.000 (Portugal)  Portugal
40°14′N 7°0′W / 40.233°N 7.000°W / 40.233; -7.000 (Spain)  Spain For about 11 km
40°7′N 7°0′W / 40.117°N 7.000°W / 40.117; -7.000 (Portugal)  Portugal
39°42′N 7°0′W / 39.700°N 7.000°W / 39.700; -7.000 (Spain)  Spain
39°5′N 7°0′W / 39.083°N 7.000°W / 39.083; -7.000 (Portugal)  Portugal
38°58′N 7°0′W / 38.967°N 7.000°W / 38.967; -7.000 (Spain)  Spain
38°12′N 7°0′W / 38.200°N 7.000°W / 38.200; -7.000 (Portugal)  Portugal
38°1′N 7°0′W / 38.017°N 7.000°W / 38.017; -7.000 (Spain)  Spain
37°11′N 7°0′W / 37.183°N 7.000°W / 37.183; -7.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
33°54′N 7°0′W / 33.900°N 7.000°W / 33.900; -7.000 (Morocco)  Morocco Passing just west of Rabat (at 34°1′N 6°50′W / 34.017°N 6.833°W / 34.017; -6.833 (Rabat))
29°39′N 7°0′W / 29.650°N 7.000°W / 29.650; -7.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
26°20′N 7°0′W / 26.333°N 7.000°W / 26.333; -7.000 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
15°30′N 7°0′W / 15.500°N 7.000°W / 15.500; -7.000 (Mali)  Mali
10°11′N 7°0′W / 10.183°N 7.000°W / 10.183; -7.000 (Côte d'Ivoire)  Ivory Coast
4°34′N 7°0′W / 4.567°N 7.000°W / 4.567; -7.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 7°0′W / 60.000°S 7.000°W / -60.000; -7.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°24′S 7°0′W / 70.400°S 7.000°W / -70.400; -7.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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