5th meridian west

The meridian 5° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

5th meridian west

The 5th meridian west forms a great circle with the 175th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 5th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 5°0′W Arctic Ocean
81°55′N 5°0′W Atlantic Ocean
58°38′N 5°0′W  United Kingdom Scotland
55°52′N 5°0′W Firth of Clyde Passing between the Isle of Bute and The Cumbraes, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 55°46′N 5°0′W)
Passing just east of the Isle of Arran, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at 55°33′N 5°5′W)
55°7′N 5°0′W  United Kingdom Scotland — passing just east of Stranraer (at 54°54′N 5°1′W)
54°45′N 5°0′W Irish Sea Passing just west of the Calf of Man,  Isle of Man (at 54°3′N 4°49′W)
Passing just west of Bardsey Island, Wales,  United Kingdom (at 52°45′N 4°48′W)
52°1′N 5°0′W  United Kingdom Wales — passing just west of Haverfordwest (at 51°48′N 4°58′W)
51°37′N 5°0′W Celtic Sea
50°32′N 5°0′W  United Kingdom England — passing just east of Truro (at 50°16′N 5°3′W)
50°9′N 5°0′W Atlantic Ocean English Channel
Passing just east of the island of Ushant,  France (at 48°28′N 5°2′W)
Iroise Sea
Bay of Biscay — from 47°7′N 5°0′W
43°28′N 5°0′W  Spain
36°28′N 5°0′W Mediterranean Sea Alboran Sea
35°24′N 5°0′W  Morocco Passing through Fez (at 34°2′N 5°0′W)
30°10′N 5°0′W  Algeria
25°6′N 5°0′W  Mauritania For about 12 km
25°0′N 5°0′W  Mali
11°59′N 5°0′W  Burkina Faso
10°4′N 5°0′W  Ivory Coast
5°8′N 5°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 5°0′W Southern Ocean
70°21′S 5°0′W Antarctica Queen Maud Landclaimed by  Norway

See also

  • 4th meridian west
  • 6th meridian west
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