40th meridian west

The meridian 40° 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.

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40th meridian west

The 40th meridian west forms a great circle with the 140th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 40th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 40°0′W Arctic Ocean
83°39′N 40°0′W Lincoln Sea
83°18′N 40°0′W  Greenland
65°1′N 40°0′W Atlantic Ocean
2°50′S 40°0′W  Brazil Ceará
Pernambuco — from 7°22′S 40°0′W
Bahia — from 9°3′S 40°0′W
Minas Gerais — from 15°59′S 40°0′W
Bahia — from 16°21′S 40°0′W
Espírito Santo — from 18°7′S 40°0′W
19°46′S 40°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 40°0′W Southern Ocean
77°35′S 40°0′W Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

See also

  • 39th meridian west
  • 41st meridian west
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