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40th Meridian West

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40th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
40°
40th meridian west

The meridian 40° 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.

The 40th meridian west forms a great circle with the 140th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 40th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
 Greenland
Atlantic Ocean
 Brazil Ceará
Pernambuco — from
Bahia — from
Minas Gerais — from
Bahia — from
Espírito Santo — from
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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