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55th Meridian West

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55th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
55th meridian west

The meridian 55° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 55th meridian west forms a great circle with the 125th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 55th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
Baffin Bay
 Greenland Qeqertarsuatsiaq Island
Baffin Bay
Davis Strait Passing just west of Disko Island,  Greenland (at )
Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
An unnamed part of the Ocean
Notre Dame Bay
 Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — the Exploits Islands and the island of Newfoundland
Fortune Bay
 Canada Newfoundland and LabradorBurin Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
Atlantic Ocean
 Suriname Passing just east of Paramaribo
 Brazil Pará
Mato Grosso — from
Mato Grosso do Sul — from
 Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
South Shetland Islands Elephant Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean Passing just east of Joinville Island, Antarctica (at )
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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