15th meridian west

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15th meridian west

The meridian 15° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 15th meridian west forms a great circle with the 165th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 15th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 15°0′W / 90.000°N 15.000°W / 90.000; -15.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°55′N 15°0′W / 81.917°N 15.000°W / 81.917; -15.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
80°44′N 15°0′W / 80.733°N 15.000°W / 80.733; -15.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
66°21′N 15°0′W / 66.350°N 15.000°W / 66.350; -15.000 (Iceland)  Iceland
64°14′N 15°0′W / 64.233°N 15.000°W / 64.233; -15.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
24°35′N 15°0′W / 24.583°N 15.000°W / 24.583; -15.000 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco
21°20′N 15°0′W / 21.333°N 15.000°W / 21.333; -15.000 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
16°41′N 15°0′W / 16.683°N 15.000°W / 16.683; -15.000 (Senegal)  Senegal
13°48′N 15°0′W / 13.800°N 15.000°W / 13.800; -15.000 (Gambia)  Gambia
13°29′N 15°0′W / 13.483°N 15.000°W / 13.483; -15.000 (Senegal)  Senegal
12°41′N 15°0′W / 12.683°N 15.000°W / 12.683; -15.000 (Guinea-Bissau)  Guinea-Bissau
10°57′N 15°0′W / 10.950°N 15.000°W / 10.950; -15.000 (Guinea)  Guinea Katchek Island
10°46′N 15°0′W / 10.767°N 15.000°W / 10.767; -15.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 15°0′W / 60.000°S 15.000°W / -60.000; -15.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°4′S 15°0′W / 72.067°S 15.000°W / -72.067; -15.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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