25th meridian west

The meridian 25° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde Islands, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

25th meridian west

The 25th meridian west forms a great circle with the 155th meridian east.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the eastern limit of Argentina's territorial claim and passes through the British claim - the two claims overlap.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 25th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 25°0′W Arctic Ocean
83°9′N 25°0′W  Greenland Peary Land peninsula
82°51′N 25°0′W G.B. Schley Fjord
82°30′N 25°0′W  Greenland Peary Land peninsula
82°10′N 25°0′W Independence Fjord
82°0′N 25°0′W  Greenland
81°43′N 25°0′W Hagen Fjord
81°35′N 25°0′W  Greenland Mainland, Ymer Island, Ella Island and the mainland again (passing through the Stauning Alps at 72°0′N 25°0′W)
71°17′N 25°0′W Scoresby Sound
70°21′N 25°0′W  Greenland
69°9′N 25°0′W Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of São Miguel Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 37°51′N 25°8′W)
Passing just west of the islet of Formigas, Azores,  Portugal (at 36°16′N 24°47′W)
Passing just east of Santa Maria Island, Azores,  Portugal (at 36°56′N 25°1′W)
17°7′N 25°0′W  Cape Verde Islands of Santo Antão and São Vicente
16°46′N 25°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 25°0′W Southern Ocean
75°17′S 25°0′W Antarctica Defines the eastern limit of Argentine Antarctica, claimed by  Argentina
Passes through British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

See also

  • 24th meridian west
  • 26th meridian west
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