51st meridian west

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51st meridian west

The meridian 51° 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 51st meridian west forms a great circle with the 129th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 51st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 51°0′W / 90.000°N 51.000°W / 90.000; -51.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°39′N 51°0′W / 83.650°N 51.000°W / 83.650; -51.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°31′N 51°0′W / 82.517°N 51.000°W / 82.517; -51.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
82°24′N 51°0′W / 82.400°N 51.000°W / 82.400; -51.000 (Sherard Osborn Fjord) Sherard Osborn Fjord
81°57′N 51°0′W / 81.950°N 51.000°W / 81.950; -51.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Passing through several fjords, the Nuussuaq Peninsula and Alluttoq Island
69°32′N 51°0′W / 69.533°N 51.000°W / 69.533; -51.000 (Disko Bay) Disko Bay
69°20′N 51°0′W / 69.333°N 51.000°W / 69.333; -51.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Passing through several fjords
63°8′N 51°0′W / 63.133°N 51.000°W / 63.133; -51.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
3°6′N 51°0′W / 3.100°N 51.000°W / 3.100; -51.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá
Pará — from 0°0′N 51°0′W / 0.000°N 51.000°W / 0.000; -51.000 (Pará), passing through several islands in the mouth of the Amazon River
Mato Grosso — from 9°48′S 51°0′W / 9.800°S 51.000°W / -9.800; -51.000 (Mato Grosso)
Goiás — from 14°37′S 51°0′W / 14.617°S 51.000°W / -14.617; -51.000 (Goiás)
Mato Grosso do Sul — from 19°24′S 51°0′W / 19.400°S 51.000°W / -19.400; -51.000 (Mato Grosso do Sul)
Minas Gerais — from 19°38′S 51°0′W / 19.633°S 51.000°W / -19.633; -51.000 (Minas Gerais)
São Paulo — from 20°5′S 51°0′W / 20.083°S 51.000°W / -20.083; -51.000 (São Paulo)
Paraná — from 22°47′S 51°0′W / 22.783°S 51.000°W / -22.783; -51.000 (Paraná)
Santa Catarina — from 26°14′S 51°0′W / 26.233°S 51.000°W / -26.233; -51.000 (Santa Catarina)
Rio Grande do Sul — from 27°58′S 51°0′W / 27.967°S 51.000°W / -27.967; -51.000 (Rio Grande do Sul), passing through Lagoa dos Patos
31°20′S 51°0′W / 31.333°S 51.000°W / -31.333; -51.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 51°0′W / 60.000°S 51.000°W / -60.000; -51.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°1′S 51°0′W / 77.017°S 51.000°W / -77.017; -51.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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