24th meridian west

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24th meridian west

The meridian 24° 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 24th meridian west forms a great circle with the 156th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 24th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 24°0′W / 90.000°N 24.000°W / 90.000; -24.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°55′N 24°0′W / 82.917°N 24.000°W / 82.917; -24.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Peary Land peninsula
82°16′N 24°0′W / 82.267°N 24.000°W / 82.267; -24.000 (Independence and Hagen Fjords) Independence Fjord and Hagen Fjord
81°41′N 24°0′W / 81.683°N 24.000°W / 81.683; -24.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
73°35′N 24°0′W / 73.583°N 24.000°W / 73.583; -24.000 (Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord) Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord
73°23′N 24°0′W / 73.383°N 24.000°W / 73.383; -24.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Ymer Island, Geographical Society Island and Traill Island
72°28′N 24°0′W / 72.467°N 24.000°W / 72.467; -24.000 (King Oscar Fjord) King Oscar Fjord
72°16′N 24°0′W / 72.267°N 24.000°W / 72.267; -24.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Jameson Land peninsula
70°39′N 24°0′W / 70.650°N 24.000°W / 70.650; -24.000 (Scoresby Sund) Scoresby Sund
70°9′N 24°0′W / 70.150°N 24.000°W / 70.150; -24.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
69°36′N 24°0′W / 69.600°N 24.000°W / 69.600; -24.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
65°47′N 24°0′W / 65.783°N 24.000°W / 65.783; -24.000 (Iceland)  Iceland Westfjords peninsula
65°28′N 24°0′W / 65.467°N 24.000°W / 65.467; -24.000 (Breiðafjörður) Breiðafjörður
64°53′N 24°0′W / 64.883°N 24.000°W / 64.883; -24.000 (Iceland)  Iceland Snæfellsnes peninsula
64°49′N 24°0′W / 64.817°N 24.000°W / 64.817; -24.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the island of São Nicolau,  Cape Verde (at 16°34′N 24°1′W / 16.567°N 24.017°W / 16.567; -24.017 (São Nicolau))
Passing just west of the island of Santiago,  Cape Verde (at 15°4′N 23°47′W / 15.067°N 23.783°W / 15.067; -23.783 (Santiago))
Passing just east of the island of Fogo,  Cape Verde (at 14°52′N 24°17′W / 14.867°N 24.283°W / 14.867; -24.283 (Fogo))
60°0′S 24°0′W / 60.000°S 24.000°W / -60.000; -24.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
74°33′S 24°0′W / 74.550°S 24.000°W / -74.550; -24.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom
74°42′S 24°0′W / 74.700°S 24.000°W / -74.700; -24.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
74°55′S 24°0′W / 74.917°S 24.000°W / -74.917; -24.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

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