47th meridian west

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47th meridian west

The meridian 47° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 47th meridian west forms a great circle with the 133rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 47th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 47°0′W / 90.000°N 47.000°W / 90.000; -47.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°41′N 47°0′W / 83.683°N 47.000°W / 83.683; -47.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°55′N 47°0′W / 82.917°N 47.000°W / 82.917; -47.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Elison Island
82°52′N 47°0′W / 82.867°N 47.000°W / 82.867; -47.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°39′N 47°0′W / 82.650°N 47.000°W / 82.650; -47.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Island of Nares Land
82°23′N 47°0′W / 82.383°N 47.000°W / 82.383; -47.000 (Victoria Fjord) Victoria Fjord
82°9′N 47°0′W / 82.150°N 47.000°W / 82.150; -47.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
60°45′N 47°0′W / 60.750°N 47.000°W / 60.750; -47.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
0°45′S 47°0′W / 0.750°S 47.000°W / -0.750; -47.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Pará
Maranhão — from 3°32′S 47°0′W / 3.533°S 47.000°W / -3.533; -47.000 (Maranhão)
Tocantins — from 8°3′S 47°0′W / 8.050°S 47.000°W / -8.050; -47.000 (Tocantins)
Maranhão — for about 16 km from 8°55′S 47°0′W / 8.917°S 47.000°W / -8.917; -47.000 (Maranhão)
Tocantins — from 9°3′S 47°0′W / 9.050°S 47.000°W / -9.050; -47.000 (Tocantins)
Goiás — from 13°5′S 47°0′W / 13.083°S 47.000°W / -13.083; -47.000 (Goiás)
Minas Gerais — from 15°56′S 47°0′W / 15.933°S 47.000°W / -15.933; -47.000 (Minas Gerais)
São Paulo — from 21°20′S 47°0′W / 21.333°S 47.000°W / -21.333; -47.000 (São Paulo)
24°20′S 47°0′W / 24.333°S 47.000°W / -24.333; -47.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 47°0′W / 60.000°S 47.000°W / -60.000; -47.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°46′S 47°0′W / 77.767°S 47.000°W / -77.767; -47.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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