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45th Meridian West

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45th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
45th meridian west

The meridian 45° 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.

In Greenland the meridian defines the borders of Qaasuitsup and Qeqqata municipalities with the Sermersooq municipality and the North East Greenland National Park.

The 45th meridian west forms a great circle with the 135th meridian east, and it is the reference meridian for the time zone UTC-3.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 45th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
J.P. Koch Fjord
Nordenskiöld Fjord
 Greenland Island of Nares Land
Victoria Fjord
Atlantic Ocean
 Brazil MaranhãoMirinzal Island
Atlantic Ocean
 Brazil Maranhão
Piauí — from
Bahia — from
Minas Gerais — from
São Paulo — from
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
South Orkney Islands Powell Islandclaimed by both  Argentina (Tierra del Fuego Province) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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