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5th Meridian West

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5th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
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.

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
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
 United Kingdom Scotland
Firth of Clyde Passing between the Isle of Bute and The Cumbraes, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at )
Passing just east of the Isle of Arran, Scotland,  United Kingdom (at )
 United Kingdom Scotland — passing just east of Stranraer (at )
Irish Sea Passing just west of the Calf of Man,  Isle of Man (at )
Passing just west of Bardsey Island, Wales,  United Kingdom (at )
 United Kingdom Wales — passing just west of Haverfordwest (at )
Celtic Sea
 United Kingdom England — passing just east of Truro (at )
Atlantic Ocean English Channel
Passing just east of the island of Ushant,  France (at )
Iroise Sea
Bay of Biscay — from
Mediterranean Sea Alboran Sea
 Mauritania For about 12 km
 Burkina Faso
 Ivory Coast
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Landclaimed by  Norway

See also

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