Western Hemisphere


January 24, 2022

The Western Hemisphere or Western Hemisphere is a term used to describe half of the Earth that lies west of the zero meridian. The other half is called the Eastern Hemisphere. This term is also sometimes used to refer only to the American continent, although there are also some European, African or oceanic countries. At other times, the entire New World, including the continent of Australia, is referred to as the Western Hemisphere.

Countries lying in both hemispheres

Countries through whose territory the meridian passes from north to south: United Kingdom France Spain Algeria Mali Burkina Faso Togo GhanaCountries of the 180th meridian, from north to south: Russia USA Kiribati Tuvalu Wallis and Futuna (France) Fiji

Countries in the Western Hemisphere outside the Americas

The following countries are wholly or partly in the Western Hemisphere, but are not part of the American continent. Algeria American Samoa (USA) Burkina Faso Cook Islands (New Zealand) Faroe Islands (Denmark) Fiji France French Polynesia (France) Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Ireland Iceland Cape Verde Kiribati Liberia Mali Mauritania Morocco Niue (New Zealand) Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) Ivory Coast Portugal Russia Samoa Senegal Sierra Leone United Kingdom Spain Togo Tokelau (New Zealand) Tonga Tuvalu Wallis and Futuna (France) Western Sahara


This article uses material from the English Hemisphere article on the English Wikipedia.

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