Coordinates: 0°N 90°W / 0°N 90°W
The Western Hemisphere is the half of Earth that 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. Politically, the term Western Hemisphere is often used as a metonymy for the Americas, even though geographically the hemisphere also includes parts of other continents.
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- ^ Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd ed.), London, UK: Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 2001
- "Western Hemisphere", Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary (based on Collegiate vol., 11th ed.), Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2006
- ^ "Western Hemisphere | Definition | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2021-11-21.
- ^ Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, United States Department of State.
- ^ Western Hemisphere, United States Department of the Treasury.
- ^ Western Hemisphere, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
- ^ Joe Biden: The Western Hemisphere Needs U.S. Leadership, Americas Quarterly, 17 December 2018.
- ^ Western Hemisphere, United States Department of Justice.
- ^ Western Hemisphere, United States Department of Agriculture.
- ^ Western Hemisphere Archived 2020-06-21 at the Wayback Machine, United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
- ^ Western Hemisphere, Fulbright Program.