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63rd Meridian West

Line across the Earth
63°
63rd meridian west

The meridian 63° 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 63rd meridian west forms a great circle with the 117th meridian east.

In the Canadian province of Quebec, the 63rd meridian is used as a time zone boundary, with all land to its west falling within the Eastern Time Zone and all land to its east in the Atlantic Time Zone.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 63rd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
 Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
Nares Strait
 Greenland
Baffin Bay
Davis Strait
 Canada NunavutBaffin Island
Davis Strait
 Canada NunavutMuingmak Island
Davis Strait
Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
 Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from
Gulf of Saint Lawrence Jacques Cartier Strait
 Canada QuebecAnticosti Island
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
 Canada Prince Edward Island
Gulf of Saint Lawrence Hillsborough Bay
 Canada Prince Edward Island
Gulf of Saint Lawrence Northumberland Strait
 Canada Nova Scotia
Atlantic Ocean
 Anguilla
Caribbean Sea Passing between Saint Martin (at ) and Île Tintamarre (at ),  Saint Martin
Passing just east of  Sint Maarten (at )
Passing just west of  Saint Barthélemy (at )
 Netherlands Island of Sint Eustatius
Caribbean Sea Passing just west of the island of Saint Kitts,  Saint Kitts and Nevis (at )
Passing just east of the Los Testigos Islands,  Venezuela (at )
 Venezuela
 Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from
Rondônia — from
 Bolivia
 Argentina
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean Passing just west of Smith Island, South Shetland Islandsclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (at )
Antarctica Anvers Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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