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60th Meridian West

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60th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
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.

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
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
Baffin Bay
Davis Strait
Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
 Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from
Gulf of Saint Lawrence Passing just east of St. Paul Island, Nova Scotia,  Canada (at )
Cabot Strait
 Canada Nova ScotiaCape Breton Island
Atlantic Ocean
 Canada Nova ScotiaSable Island
Atlantic Ocean
 Guyana Territory claimed by  Venezuela
 Brazil Roraima — for about 18 km
 Guyana Territory claimed by  Venezuela
 Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from
Mato Grosso — from
Rondônia — from
Mato Grosso — from
Rondônia — from
Mato Grosso — from
Atlantic Ocean
 Falkland Islands Islands of Keppel and West Falkland — claimed by  Argentina
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
South Shetland Islands Greenwich Island and Livingston Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Antarctic Peninsulaclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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