50th meridian west

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50th meridian west

The meridian 50° 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 50th meridian west forms a great circle with the 130th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 50th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 50°0′W / 90.000°N 50.000°W / 90.000; -50.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°40′N 50°0′W / 83.667°N 50.000°W / 83.667; -50.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°48′N 50°0′W / 82.800°N 50.000°W / 82.800; -50.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Beaumont Island
82°46′N 50°0′W / 82.767°N 50.000°W / 82.767; -50.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°31′N 50°0′W / 82.517°N 50.000°W / 82.517; -50.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
82°1′N 50°0′W / 82.017°N 50.000°W / 82.017; -50.000 (Sherard Osborn Fjord) Sherard Osborn Fjord
81°53′N 50°0′W / 81.883°N 50.000°W / 81.883; -50.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
62°18′N 50°0′W / 62.300°N 50.000°W / 62.300; -50.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
1°42′N 50°0′W / 1.700°N 50.000°W / 1.700; -50.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá — mainland and the island of Bailique
0°56′N 50°0′W / 0.933°N 50.000°W / 0.933; -50.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Mouth of the Amazon River
0°18′N 50°0′W / 0.300°N 50.000°W / 0.300; -50.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Pará — islands of Caviana and Marajó, and the mainland
Tocantins — from 9°15′S 50°0′W / 9.250°S 50.000°W / -9.250; -50.000 (Tocantins)
Goiás — from 13°3′S 50°0′W / 13.050°S 50.000°W / -13.050; -50.000 (Goiás)
Minas Gerais — from 18°36′S 50°0′W / 18.600°S 50.000°W / -18.600; -50.000 (Minas Gerais)
São Paulo — from 19°56′S 50°0′W / 19.933°S 50.000°W / -19.933; -50.000 (São Paulo)
Paraná — from 22°55′S 50°0′W / 22.917°S 50.000°W / -22.917; -50.000 (Paraná)
Santa Catarina — from 26°1′S 50°0′W / 26.017°S 50.000°W / -26.017; -50.000 (Santa Catarina)
Rio Grande do Sul — from 28°27′S 50°0′W / 28.450°S 50.000°W / -28.450; -50.000 (Rio Grande do Sul)
Santa Catarina — for about 11 km from 29°8′S 50°0′W / 29.133°S 50.000°W / -29.133; -50.000 (Santa Catarina)
Rio Grande do Sul — from 29°13′S 50°0′W / 29.217°S 50.000°W / -29.217; -50.000 (Rio Grande do Sul)
29°44′S 50°0′W / 29.733°S 50.000°W / -29.733; -50.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 50°0′W / 60.000°S 50.000°W / -60.000; -50.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°12′S 50°0′W / 77.200°S 50.000°W / -77.200; -50.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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