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25th Meridian West

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25th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
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.

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
Arctic Ocean
 Greenland Peary Land peninsula
Independence Fjord
Hagen Fjord
 Greenland Mainland, Ymer Island, Ella Island and the mainland again
Scoresby Sund
Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of São Miguel Island, Azores,  Portugal (at )
Passing just west of the islet of Formigas, Azores,  Portugal (at )
Passing just east of Santa Maria Island, Azores,  Portugal (at )
 Cape Verde Islands of Santo Antão and São Vicente
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Defines the eastern limit of Argentine Antarctica, claimed by  Argentina
Passes through British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom

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