What is included in the Western Hemisphere?

Western Hemisphere, part of Earth comprising North and South America and the surrounding waters. Longitudes 20° W and 160° E are often considered its boundaries.

What oceans are located in the Western Hemisphere?

At least part of four of the Earth’s five oceans is located in the Western Hemisphere. These are the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean (Antarctic), and the Arctic Ocean. About half of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are located in the western hemisphere.

Which continents are found only in the Western Hemisphere?

There are only two continents which are entirely in the Western Hemisphere: North American and South America.

What are the Eastern and Western Hemisphere?

The prime meridian, or 0 degrees longitude, and the International Date Line, 180 degrees longitude, divide the Earth into Eastern and Western hemispheres. Many geographers consider the 20 degree west line of longitude and the 160 degree east line of longitude as the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

What is Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere?

The Western Hemisphere is the half of 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.

Which two continents are entirely located in the Southern Hemisphere?

Answer: Antarctica and Australia. South America is mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, though the equator cuts through its northern tip.

In which hemisphere is each continent located?

Location of the Continents

The continent of North America is entirely located in the Northern Hemisphere and slightly within the Western Hemisphere. Antarctica and Oceania are located in the Southern Hemisphere; Antarctica being the only continent entirely situated in the Southern Hemisphere.

Which hemisphere is Antarctica in?

Southern Hemisphere
The Antarctic covers approximately 20 percent of the Southern Hemisphere. Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in terms of total area. (It is larger than both Oceania and Europe.)

In which hemisphere is our country located?

Northern hemisphere
India is a vast country. Lying entirely in the Northern hemisphere (Figure 1.1) the main land extends between latitudes 8°4’N and 37°6’N and longitudes 68°7’E and 97°25’E.