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The Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
is a geographical term[1][2] for the half of Earth
Earth
which lies west of the prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, United Kingdom) and east of the antimeridian. The other half is called the Eastern Hemisphere.[3] In this sense, the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
consists of the Americas, the western portions of Eurasia
Eurasia
and Africa, the extreme eastern tip of Siberia
Siberia
(Russia), numerous territories in Oceania, and a portion of Antarctica, while excluding some of the Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
to the southwest of the Alaskan mainland. In an effort to define the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
as the parts of the world which are not part of the Old World, there also exist projections which use the 20th meridian west and the diametrically opposed 160th meridian east
160th meridian east
to define the hemisphere.[1] This projection excludes the European and African mainlands and a small portion of northeast Greenland, but includes more of eastern Russia and Oceania. The center of the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
is located in the Pacific Ocean at the intersection of the 90th meridian west
90th meridian west
and the Equator
Equator
very close to the Galápagos Islands. The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
is Aconcagua
Aconcagua
in the Andes
Andes
of Argentina
Argentina
at 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft).[4] In colloquial or less precise usage, the term is often used to refer to North and South America and associated Atlantic and Pacific Islands (e.g., Bermuda
Bermuda
and Hawaii).

Contents

1 Sovereign states in both hemispheres 2 Countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
but not in the Americas 3 Sources 4 External links

Sovereign states in both hemispheres[edit]

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Below is a list of the sovereign states which are in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres on the IERS Reference Meridian, in order from north to south:

Denmark
Denmark
(due to Greenland
Greenland
and the Faroe Islands; mainland Denmark lies entirely in the Eastern Hemisphere). Norway
Norway
(due to Jan Mayen; mainland Norway
Norway
lies entirely in the Eastern Hemisphere). United Kingdom Netherlands
Netherlands
(The islands of the Caribbean Netherlands
Caribbean Netherlands
lie entirely within the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
while the European Netherlands
Netherlands
lies entirely in the Eastern Hemisphere.) France Spain Algeria Mali Burkina Faso Ghana Togo

Below is a list of the sovereign states which are in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres along the 180th meridian, in order from north to south:

Russia
Russia
(Siberia) United States
United States
( United States
United States
Minor Outlying Islands) Kiribati Tuvalu Fiji New Zealand
New Zealand
(Kermadec and Chatham Island groups are east of the 180th meridian)

Countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
but not in the Americas[edit] The following countries and territories lie outside the Americas
Americas
yet are entirely/mostly or partially within the Western Hemisphere:

Africa Entirely

Azores
Azores
(Portugal) Cape Verde Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Ivory Coast Liberia Madeira
Madeira
(Portugal) Mauritania Morocco Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
(United Kingdom) Senegal Sierra Leone Western Sahara
Western Sahara
(Disputed)

Mostly

Burkina Faso Ghana Mali

Partially

Algeria Togo

Antarctica Entirely

Peter I Island
Peter I Island
(Antarctic Treaty signatories / Claimed by Norway) South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
(Administered by the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
/ Claimed by Argentina)[dubious – discuss] South Orkney Islands
South Orkney Islands
(Antarctic Treaty signatories / Claimed by the United Kingdom) South Shetland Islands
South Shetland Islands
(Antarctic Treaty signatories / Claimed by the United Kingdom)

Partially

Antarctica
Antarctica
(Antarctic Treaty signatories)

Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula
(Entirely)[dubious – discuss] East
East
Antarctica
Antarctica
(Partially)[dubious – discuss] West
West
Antarctica
Antarctica
(Entirely)[dubious – discuss] Transantarctic Mountains
Transantarctic Mountains
(Entirely)[dubious – discuss]

Asia Partially

Russia
Russia
(Siberia)

Europe Entirely

Bailiwick of Guernsey
Bailiwick of Guernsey
(United Kingdom)

Alderney Guernsey Sark

Bailiwick of Jersey
Jersey
(United Kingdom) Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
(Denmark) Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(United Kingdom) Iceland Isle of Man
Isle of Man
(United Kingdom) Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen
(Norway) Portugal
Portugal
(Metropolitan) Republic of Ireland Rockall
Rockall
(United Kingdom) Shetland
Shetland
(United Kingdom)

Mostly

Spain United Kingdom

England
England
(Mostly) Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
(Entirely) Scotland
Scotland
(Entirely) Wales
Wales
(Entirely)

Partially

France
France
(Metropolitan)

Oceania Entirely

American Samoa
American Samoa
(United States) Baker Island
Baker Island
(United States) Chatham Islands
Chatham Islands
(New Zealand) Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island
(France) Cook Islands
Cook Islands
(New Zealand) Easter Island
Easter Island
(Chile) French Polynesia
French Polynesia
(including Tahiti) (France) Galápagos Islands
Galápagos Islands
(Ecuador) Hawaii
Hawaii
(United States) Howland Island
Howland Island
(United States) Jarvis Island
Jarvis Island
(United States) Johnston Atoll
Johnston Atoll
(United States) Kermadec Islands
Kermadec Islands
(New Zealand) Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef
(United States) Midway Atoll
Midway Atoll
(United States) Niue
Niue
(New Zealand) Palmyra Atoll
Palmyra Atoll
(United States) Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn Islands
(United Kingdom) Samoa Tokelau
Tokelau
(New Zealand) Tonga

Mostly

Kiribati Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
(France)

Partially

Fiji Tuvalu

Sources[edit]

^ a b Olson, Judy M (1997), "Projecting the hemisphere", in Robinson, Arthur H; Snyder, John P, Matching the map projection to the need, Bethesda, MD: Cartography and Geographic Information Society, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping . - "Western Hemisphere", Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (3rd ed.), Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, 2001, p. 1294 . ^ Oxford Dictionary of English
Oxford Dictionary of English
(2nd ed.), London, UK: Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 2001  - "Western /western%20hemisphere", Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary (based on Collegiate vol., 11th ed.), Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2006  ^ "Western Hemisphere", Britannica.com  ^ "Informe científico que estudia el Aconcagua, el Coloso de América mide 6960,8 metros" [Scientific Report on Aconcagua, the Colossus of America measures 6960,8m] (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. 2012. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 

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