34th meridian west

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34th meridian west

The meridian 34° 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 34th meridian west forms a great circle with the 146th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 34th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 34°0′W / 90.000°N 34.000°W / 90.000; -34.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°36′N 34°0′W / 83.600°N 34.000°W / 83.600; -34.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
66°46′N 34°0′W / 66.767°N 34.000°W / 66.767; -34.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of Rocas Atoll,  Brazil (at 3°51′S 33°49′W / 3.850°S 33.817°W / -3.850; -33.817 (Rocas Atoll))
60°0′S 34°0′W / 60.000°S 34.000°W / -60.000; -34.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°20′S 34°0′W / 77.333°S 34.000°W / -77.333; -34.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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