60th meridian west

The meridian 60° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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60th meridian west

The mean solar time of this meridian is the base for the Atlantic Time Zone (UTC-4 during standard time).

The 60th meridian west forms a great circle with the 120th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 60th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 60°0′W Arctic Ocean
83°28′N 60°0′W Lincoln Sea
81°56′N 60°0′W  Greenland Hall Land
75°56′N 60°0′W Baffin Bay
70°0′N 60°0′W Davis Strait
60°0′N 60°0′W Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
55°24′N 60°0′W  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from 52°0′N 60°0′W
50°14′N 60°0′W Gulf of Saint Lawrence Passing just east of St. Paul Island, Nova Scotia,  Canada (at 47°13′N 60°8′W)
47°14′N 60°0′W Cabot Strait
46°13′N 60°0′W  Canada Nova ScotiaCape Breton Island
45°53′N 60°0′W Atlantic Ocean
43°57′N 60°0′W  Canada Nova ScotiaSable Island
43°56′N 60°0′W Atlantic Ocean
8°33′N 60°0′W  Venezuela
8°6′N 60°0′W  Guyana Territory claimed by  Venezuela
5°5′N 60°0′W  Brazil Roraima — for about 18 km
4°55′N 60°0′W  Guyana Territory claimed by  Venezuela
4°30′N 60°0′W  Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from 0°14′N 60°0′W, passing just east of Manaus at 3°6′S 60°1′W
Mato Grosso — from 8°46′S 60°0′W
Rondônia — from 11°8′S 60°0′W
Mato Grosso — from 11°28′S 60°0′W
Rondônia — from 11°50′S 60°0′W
Mato Grosso — from 12°41′S 60°0′W
16°16′S 60°0′W  Bolivia
19°18′S 60°0′W  Paraguay
24°2′S 60°0′W  Argentina
38°51′S 60°0′W Atlantic Ocean
51°18′S 60°0′W  Falkland Islands Islands of Keppel and West Falkland — claimed by  Argentina
52°0′S 60°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 60°0′W Southern Ocean
62°27′S 60°0′W South Shetland Islands Greenwich Island and Livingston Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
62°40′S 60°0′W Southern Ocean
63°51′S 60°0′W Antarctica Antarctic Peninsulaclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
65°50′S 60°0′W Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
68°5′S 60°0′W Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
69°1′S 60°0′W Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
72°49′S 60°0′W Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
73°17′S 60°0′W Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
75°19′S 60°0′W Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

See also

  • 59th meridian west
  • 61st meridian west
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