26th meridian west

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26th meridian west
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The meridian 26° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 26th meridian west forms a great circle with the 154th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 26th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 26°0′W / 90.000°N 26.000°W / 90.000; -26.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°21′N 26°0′W / 83.350°N 26.000°W / 83.350; -26.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Northern Peary Land
83°14′N 26°0′W / 83.233°N 26.000°W / 83.233; -26.000 (Frederick E. Hyde Fjord) Frederick E. Hyde Fjord
83°8′N 26°0′W / 83.133°N 26.000°W / 83.133; -26.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Southern Peary Land
82°10′N 26°0′W / 82.167°N 26.000°W / 82.167; -26.000 (Independence Fjord) Independence Fjord
82°1′N 26°0′W / 82.017°N 26.000°W / 82.017; -26.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
81°36′N 26°0′W / 81.600°N 26.000°W / 81.600; -26.000 (Hagen Fjord) Hagen Fjord
81°29′N 26°0′W / 81.483°N 26.000°W / 81.483; -26.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Mainland and the island of Milne Land
70°32′N 26°0′W / 70.533°N 26.000°W / 70.533; -26.000 (Scoresby Sund) Scoresby Sund
70°16′N 26°0′W / 70.267°N 26.000°W / 70.267; -26.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
68°47′N 26°0′W / 68.783°N 26.000°W / 68.783; -26.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of São Miguel Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 37°51′N 25°51′W / 37.850°N 25.850°W / 37.850; -25.850 (São Miguel Island))
Passing just east of Saunders Island,  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (at 57°47′S 26°20′W / 57.783°S 26.333°W / -57.783; -26.333 (Saunders Island))
Passing just east of Montagu Island,  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (at 58°28′S 26°13′W / 58.467°S 26.217°W / -58.467; -26.217 (Montagu Island))
60°0′S 26°0′W / 60.000°S 26.000°W / -60.000; -26.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°23′S 26°0′W / 75.383°S 26.000°W / -75.383; -26.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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