61st meridian west

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61st meridian west

The meridian 61° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 61st meridian west forms a great circle with the 119th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 61st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 61°0′W / 90.000°N 61.000°W / 90.000; -61.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean Passing just east of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 82°21′N 61°7′W / 82.350°N 61.117°W / 82.350; -61.117 (Ellesmere Island))
83°26′N 61°0′W / 83.433°N 61.000°W / 83.433; -61.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
81°50′N 61°0′W / 81.833°N 61.000°W / 81.833; -61.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
76°3′N 61°0′W / 76.050°N 61.000°W / 76.050; -61.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°0′N 61°0′W / 70.000°N 61.000°W / 70.000; -61.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait Passing just east of Baffin Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 66°37′N 61°15′W / 66.617°N 61.250°W / 66.617; -61.250 (Baffin Island))
60°0′N 61°0′W / 60.000°N 61.000°W / 60.000; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
56°7′N 61°0′W / 56.117°N 61.000°W / 56.117; -61.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from 52°0′N 61°0′W / 52.000°N 61.000°W / 52.000; -61.000 (Quebec)
50°12′N 61°0′W / 50.200°N 61.000°W / 50.200; -61.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
46°39′N 61°0′W / 46.650°N 61.000°W / 46.650; -61.000 (Canada)  Canada Nova ScotiaCape Breton Island and Isle Madame
45°30′N 61°0′W / 45.500°N 61.000°W / 45.500; -61.000 (Chedabucto Bay) Chedabucto Bay
45°20′N 61°0′W / 45.333°N 61.000°W / 45.333; -61.000 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia
45°16′N 61°0′W / 45.267°N 61.000°W / 45.267; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the island of La Désirade, Guadeloupe,  France (at 16°20′N 61°0′W / 16.333°N 61.000°W / 16.333; -61.000 (La Désirade))
Passing just east of the island of Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe,  France (at 15°56′N 61°11′W / 15.933°N 61.183°W / 15.933; -61.183 (Marie-Galante))
Passing just east of the island of  Dominica (at 15°19′N 61°15′W / 15.317°N 61.250°W / 15.317; -61.250 (Dominica))
14°48′N 61°0′W / 14.800°N 61.000°W / 14.800; -61.000 (France)  France Martinique
14°28′N 61°0′W / 14.467°N 61.000°W / 14.467; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Saint Lucia Channel
14°1′N 61°0′W / 14.017°N 61.000°W / 14.017; -61.000 (St Lucia)  Saint Lucia
13°45′N 61°0′W / 13.750°N 61.000°W / 13.750; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the island of St Vincent,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (at 13°17′N 61°7′W / 13.283°N 61.117°W / 13.283; -61.117 (St Vincent))
Passing just east of the island of Baliceaux,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (at 12°57′N 61°7′W / 12.950°N 61.117°W / 12.950; -61.117 (Baliceaux))
Passing just east of the island of Mustique,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (at 12°53′N 61°10′W / 12.883°N 61.167°W / 12.883; -61.167 (Mustique))
10°50′N 61°0′W / 10.833°N 61.000°W / 10.833; -61.000 (Trinidad & Tobago)  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Trinidad
10°42′N 61°0′W / 10.700°N 61.000°W / 10.700; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
10°21′N 61°0′W / 10.350°N 61.000°W / 10.350; -61.000 (Trinidad & Tobago)  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Trinidad
10°8′N 61°0′W / 10.133°N 61.000°W / 10.133; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
9°33′N 61°0′W / 9.550°N 61.000°W / 9.550; -61.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
6°44′N 61°0′W / 6.733°N 61.000°W / 6.733; -61.000 (Guyana)  Guyana Territory claimed by  Venezuela
5°31′N 61°0′W / 5.517°N 61.000°W / 5.517; -61.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
4°31′N 61°0′W / 4.517°N 61.000°W / 4.517; -61.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from 0°33′S 61°0′W / 0.550°S 61.000°W / -0.550; -61.000 (Amazonas)
Mato Grosso — from 8°46′S 61°0′W / 8.767°S 61.000°W / -8.767; -61.000 (Mato Grosso)
Rondônia — from 10°59′S 61°0′W / 10.983°S 61.000°W / -10.983; -61.000 (Rondônia)
13°32′S 61°0′W / 13.533°S 61.000°W / -13.533; -61.000 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
19°31′S 61°0′W / 19.517°S 61.000°W / -19.517; -61.000 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
23°47′S 61°0′W / 23.783°S 61.000°W / -23.783; -61.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
38°59′S 61°0′W / 38.983°S 61.000°W / -38.983; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
51°47′S 61°0′W / 51.783°S 61.000°W / -51.783; -61.000 (Falkland Islands)  Falkland Islands Weddell Island and West Falkland — claimed by  Argentina
52°4′S 61°0′W / 52.067°S 61.000°W / -52.067; -61.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 61°0′W / 60.000°S 61.000°W / -60.000; -61.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
62°37′S 61°0′W / 62.617°S 61.000°W / -62.617; -61.000 (South Shetland Islands) South Shetland Islands Livingston Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
62°40′S 61°0′W / 62.667°S 61.000°W / -62.667; -61.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Passing just west of Trinity Island
64°3′S 61°0′W / 64.050°S 61.000°W / -64.050; -61.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Antarctic Peninsulaclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
74°31′S 61°0′W / 74.517°S 61.000°W / -74.517; -61.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
75°8′S 61°0′W / 75.133°S 61.000°W / -75.133; -61.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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