49th meridian west

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49th meridian west

The meridian 49° 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 49th meridian west forms a great circle with the 131st meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 49th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 49°0′W / 90.000°N 49.000°W / 90.000; -49.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°40′N 49°0′W / 83.667°N 49.000°W / 83.667; -49.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°26′N 49°0′W / 82.433°N 49.000°W / 82.433; -49.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
61°24′N 49°0′W / 61.400°N 49.000°W / 61.400; -49.000 (Arctic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
0°8′S 49°0′W / 0.133°S 49.000°W / -0.133; -49.000 (Brazil)  Brazil ParáMarajó island and the mainland
Tocantins — from 6°46′S 49°0′W / 6.767°S 49.000°W / -6.767; -49.000 (Tocantins)
Goiás — from 12°45′S 49°0′W / 12.750°S 49.000°W / -12.750; -49.000 (Goiás)
Minas Gerais — from 18°21′S 49°0′W / 18.350°S 49.000°W / -18.350; -49.000 (Minas Gerais)
São Paulo — from 20°9′S 49°0′W / 20.150°S 49.000°W / -20.150; -49.000 (São Paulo)
Paraná — from 24°40′S 49°0′W / 24.667°S 49.000°W / -24.667; -49.000 (Paraná)
Santa Catarina — from 26°1′S 49°0′W / 26.017°S 49.000°W / -26.017; -49.000 (Santa Catarina)
28°41′S 49°0′W / 28.683°S 49.000°W / -28.683; -49.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 49°0′W / 60.000°S 49.000°W / -60.000; -49.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°20′S 49°0′W / 77.333°S 49.000°W / -77.333; -49.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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