23rd meridian west

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23rd meridian west

The meridian 23° 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 23rd meridian west forms a great circle with the 157th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 23rd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 23°0′W / 90.000°N 23.000°W / 90.000; -23.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°48′N 23°0′W / 82.800°N 23.000°W / 82.800; -23.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Peary Land peninsula
82°17′N 23°0′W / 82.283°N 23.000°W / 82.283; -23.000 (Independence Fjord) Independence Fjord
82°0′N 23°0′W / 82.000°N 23.000°W / 82.000; -23.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Passing through Danmark Fjord
73°20′N 23°0′W / 73.333°N 23.000°W / 73.333; -23.000 (Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord) Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord
73°9′N 23°0′W / 73.150°N 23.000°W / 73.150; -23.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Ymer Island, Geographical Society Island and Traill Island
72°16′N 23°0′W / 72.267°N 23.000°W / 72.267; -23.000 (King Oscar Fjord) King Oscar Fjord
72°1′N 23°0′W / 72.017°N 23.000°W / 72.017; -23.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Jameson Land peninsula
70°26′N 23°0′W / 70.433°N 23.000°W / 70.433; -23.000 (Scoresby Sund) Scoresby Sund
70°5′N 23°0′W / 70.083°N 23.000°W / 70.083; -23.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
69°45′N 23°0′W / 69.750°N 23.000°W / 69.750; -23.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
66°26′N 23°0′W / 66.433°N 23.000°W / 66.433; -23.000 (Iceland)  Iceland Westfjords peninsula
66°17′N 23°0′W / 66.283°N 23.000°W / 66.283; -23.000 (Ísafjarðardjúp) Ísafjarðardjúp
66°5′N 23°0′W / 66.083°N 23.000°W / 66.083; -23.000 (Iceland)  Iceland Westfjords peninsula
65°33′N 23°0′W / 65.550°N 23.000°W / 65.550; -23.000 (Breiðafjörður) Breiðafjörður
65°1′N 23°0′W / 65.017°N 23.000°W / 65.017; -23.000 (Iceland)  Iceland Snæfellsnes peninsula
64°48′N 23°0′W / 64.800°N 23.000°W / 64.800; -23.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of Sal,  Cape Verde (at 16°48′N 22°59′W / 16.800°N 22.983°W / 16.800; -22.983 (Sal))
Passing just west of the island of Boa Vista,  Cape Verde (at 16°2′N 22°58′W / 16.033°N 22.967°W / 16.033; -22.967 (Boa Vista))
Passing just east of the island of Maio,  Cape Verde (at 15°10′N 23°6′W / 15.167°N 23.100°W / 15.167; -23.100 (Maio))
60°0′S 23°0′W / 60.000°S 23.000°W / -60.000; -23.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
74°18′S 23°0′W / 74.300°S 23.000°W / -74.300; -23.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

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