31st meridian west

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31st meridian west

The meridian 31° 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 31st meridian west forms a great circle with the 149th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 31st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 31°0′W / 90.000°N 31.000°W / 90.000; -31.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°34′N 31°0′W / 83.567°N 31.000°W / 83.567; -31.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Northern Peary Land
83°6′N 31°0′W / 83.100°N 31.000°W / 83.100; -31.000 (Frederick E. Hyde Fjord) Frederick E. Hyde Fjord
83°3′N 31°0′W / 83.050°N 31.000°W / 83.050; -31.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Southern Peary Land
82°0′N 31°0′W / 82.000°N 31.000°W / 82.000; -31.000 (Independence Fjord) Independence Fjord
81°50′N 31°0′W / 81.833°N 31.000°W / 81.833; -31.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
68°3′N 31°0′W / 68.050°N 31.000°W / 68.050; -31.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of Corvo Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 39°42′N 31°5′W / 39.700°N 31.083°W / 39.700; -31.083 (Corvo Island))
Passing just east of Flores Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 39°27′N 31°7′W / 39.450°N 31.117°W / 39.450; -31.117 (Flores Island))
60°0′S 31°0′W / 60.000°S 31.000°W / -60.000; -31.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°51′S 31°0′W / 76.850°S 31.000°W / -76.850; -31.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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