21st meridian west

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21st meridian west

The meridian 21° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 21st meridian west forms a great circle with the 159th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 21st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 21°0′W / 90.000°N 21.000°W / 90.000; -21.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°13′N 21°0′W / 81.217°N 21.000°W / 81.217; -21.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
78°28′N 21°0′W / 78.467°N 21.000°W / 78.467; -21.000 (Jøkelbugten) Jøkelbugten
77°56′N 21°0′W / 77.933°N 21.000°W / 77.933; -21.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
73°27′N 21°0′W / 73.450°N 21.000°W / 73.450; -21.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
65°23′N 21°0′W / 65.383°N 21.000°W / 65.383; -21.000 (Iceland)  Iceland
63°49′N 21°0′W / 63.817°N 21.000°W / 63.817; -21.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 21°0′W / 60.000°S 21.000°W / -60.000; -21.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°57′S 21°0′W / 73.950°S 21.000°W / -73.950; -21.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

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