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.

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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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