43rd meridian west

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43rd meridian west

The meridian 43° 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 43rd meridian west forms a great circle with the 137th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 43rd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 43°0′W / 90.000°N 43.000°W / 90.000; -43.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°41′N 43°0′W / 83.683°N 43.000°W / 83.683; -43.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
83°17′N 43°0′W / 83.283°N 43.000°W / 83.283; -43.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Peary Land
J.P. Koch Fjord82°51′N 43°0′W / 82.850°N 43.000°W / 82.850; -43.000 (J.P. Koch Fjord)
Paatusoq60°47′N 43°0′W / 60.783°N 43.000°W / 60.783; -43.000 (Paatusoq)
60°32′N 43°0′W / 60.533°N 43.000°W / 60.533; -43.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
2°28′S 43°0′W / 2.467°S 43.000°W / -2.467; -43.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Maranhão
Piauí5°31′S 43°0′W / 5.517°S 43.000°W / -5.517; -43.000 (Piauí)
Maranhão — 6°7′S 43°0′W / 6.117°S 43.000°W / -6.117; -43.000 (Maranhão)
Piauí — 6°45′S 43°0′W / 6.750°S 43.000°W / -6.750; -43.000 (Piauí)
Bahia9°25′S 43°0′W / 9.417°S 43.000°W / -9.417; -43.000 (Bahia)
Minas Gerais14°41′S 43°0′W / 14.683°S 43.000°W / -14.683; -43.000 (Minas Gerais)
Rio de Janeiro (state)22°2′S 43°0′W / 22.033°S 43.000°W / -22.033; -43.000 (Rio de Janeiro), passing just east of the city of Rio de Janeiro (at 22°54′S 43°11′W / 22.900°S 43.183°W / -22.900; -43.183 (Rio de Janeiro))
22°58′S 43°0′W / 22.967°S 43.000°W / -22.967; -43.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 43°0′W / 60.000°S 43.000°W / -60.000; -43.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°7′S 43°0′W / 78.117°S 43.000°W / -78.117; -43.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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