Western Hemisphere

Coordinates: 0°N 90°W / 0°N 90°W / 0; -90

The Western Hemisphere

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.[1][2] 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.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference olson was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "Western Hemisphere | Definition | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2021-11-21.
  4. ^ Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, United States Department of State.
  5. ^ Western Hemisphere, United States Department of the Treasury.
  6. ^ Western Hemisphere, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
  7. ^ Joe Biden: The Western Hemisphere Needs U.S. Leadership, Americas Quarterly, 17 December 2018.
  8. ^ Western Hemisphere, United States Department of Justice.
  9. ^ Western Hemisphere, United States Department of Agriculture.
  10. ^ Western Hemisphere Archived 2020-06-21 at the Wayback Machine, United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
  11. ^ Western Hemisphere, Fulbright Program.

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