48th meridian west

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48th meridian west

The meridian 48° 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 48th meridian west forms a great circle with the 132nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 48th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 48°0′W / 90.000°N 48.000°W / 90.000; -48.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°41′N 48°0′W / 83.683°N 48.000°W / 83.683; -48.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°53′N 48°0′W / 82.883°N 48.000°W / 82.883; -48.000 (Greenland)  Greenland John Murray Island
82°46′N 48°0′W / 82.767°N 48.000°W / 82.767; -48.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°30′N 48°0′W / 82.500°N 48.000°W / 82.500; -48.000 (Victoria Fjord) Victoria Fjord
82°17′N 48°0′W / 82.283°N 48.000°W / 82.283; -48.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
60°41′N 48°0′W / 60.683°N 48.000°W / 60.683; -48.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
0°43′S 48°0′W / 0.717°S 48.000°W / -0.717; -48.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Pará
Maranhão — from 4°45′S 48°0′W / 4.750°S 48.000°W / -4.750; -48.000 (Maranhão)
Tocantins — from 5°14′S 48°0′W / 5.233°S 48.000°W / -5.233; -48.000 (Tocantins)
Goiás — from 13°15′S 48°0′W / 13.250°S 48.000°W / -13.250; -48.000 (Goiás)
Brazilian Federal District — from 15°30′S 48°0′W / 15.500°S 48.000°W / -15.500; -48.000 (Brazilian Federal District), passing just west of Brasilia (at 15°47′S 47°54′W / 15.783°S 47.900°W / -15.783; -47.900 (Brasilia))
Goiás — from 16°2′S 48°0′W / 16.033°S 48.000°W / -16.033; -48.000 (Goiás)
Minas Gerais — from 18°27′S 48°0′W / 18.450°S 48.000°W / -18.450; -48.000 (Minas Gerais)
São Paulo — from 20°5′S 48°0′W / 20.083°S 48.000°W / -20.083; -48.000 (São Paulo)
25°13′S 48°0′W / 25.217°S 48.000°W / -25.217; -48.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 48°0′W / 60.000°S 48.000°W / -60.000; -48.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°32′S 48°0′W / 72.533°S 48.000°W / -72.533; -48.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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