38th meridian west

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38th meridian west

The meridian 38° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 38th meridian west forms a great circle with the 142nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 38th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 38°0′W / 90.000°N 38.000°W / 90.000; -38.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°38′N 38°0′W / 83.633°N 38.000°W / 83.633; -38.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
83°30′N 38°0′W / 83.500°N 38.000°W / 83.500; -38.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
65°56′N 38°0′W / 65.933°N 38.000°W / 65.933; -38.000 (Sermilik Fjord) Sermilik Fjord
65°43′N 38°0′W / 65.717°N 38.000°W / 65.717; -38.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Ammassalik Island
65°41′N 38°0′W / 65.683°N 38.000°W / 65.683; -38.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
4°15′S 38°0′W / 4.250°S 38.000°W / -4.250; -38.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Ceará
Rio Grande do Norte — from 5°34′S 38°0′W / 5.567°S 38.000°W / -5.567; -38.000 (Rio Grande do Norte)
Paraíba — from 6°26′S 38°0′W / 6.433°S 38.000°W / -6.433; -38.000 (Paraíba)
Pernambuco — from 7°46′S 38°0′W / 7.767°S 38.000°W / -7.767; -38.000 (Pernambuco)
Alagoas — from 9°9′S 38°0′W / 9.150°S 38.000°W / -9.150; -38.000 (Alagoas)
Sergipe — from 9°32′S 38°0′W / 9.533°S 38.000°W / -9.533; -38.000 (Sergipe)
Bahia — for about 2 km from 9°38′S 38°0′W / 9.633°S 38.000°W / -9.633; -38.000 (Bahia)
Sergipe — from 9°39′S 38°0′W / 9.650°S 38.000°W / -9.650; -38.000 (Sergipe)
Bahia — from 9°49′S 38°0′W / 9.817°S 38.000°W / -9.817; -38.000 (Bahia)
Sergipe — from 10°46′S 38°0′W / 10.767°S 38.000°W / -10.767; -38.000 (Sergipe)
Bahia — for about 4 km from 11°12′S 38°0′W / 11.200°S 38.000°W / -11.200; -38.000 (Bahia)
Sergipe — from 11°14′S 38°0′W / 11.233°S 38.000°W / -11.233; -38.000 (Sergipe)
Bahia — from 11°24′S 38°0′W / 11.400°S 38.000°W / -11.400; -38.000 (Bahia)
12°35′S 38°0′W / 12.583°S 38.000°W / -12.583; -38.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
54°0′S 38°0′W / 54.000°S 38.000°W / -54.000; -38.000 (South Georgia)  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Island of South Georgia
54°4′S 38°0′W / 54.067°S 38.000°W / -54.067; -38.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 38°0′W / 60.000°S 38.000°W / -60.000; -38.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°52′S 38°0′W / 77.867°S 38.000°W / -77.867; -38.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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