15th meridian west

The meridian 15° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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15th meridian west

The 15th meridian west forms a great circle with the 165th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 15th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 15°0′W Arctic Ocean
81°55′N 15°0′W  Greenland Flade Isblink
80°44′N 15°0′W Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
66°21′N 15°0′W  Iceland
64°14′N 15°0′W Atlantic Ocean
24°35′N 15°0′W Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco
21°20′N 15°0′W  Mauritania
16°41′N 15°0′W  Senegal
13°48′N 15°0′W  Gambia
13°29′N 15°0′W  Senegal
12°41′N 15°0′W  Guinea-Bissau
10°57′N 15°0′W  Guinea Katchek Island
10°46′N 15°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 15°0′W Southern Ocean
72°4′S 15°0′W Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

See also

  • 14th meridian west
  • 16th meridian west
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