53rd meridian west

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53rd meridian west

The meridian 53° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Newfoundland, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the eastern limit of Chile's territorial claim and passes through the British and Argentinian claims - the three claims overlap. It also defines the western limit of Brazil's unofficial claim.

The 53rd meridian west forms a great circle with the 127th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 53rd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 53°0′W / 90.000°N 53.000°W / 90.000; -53.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°38′N 53°0′W / 83.633°N 53.000°W / 83.633; -53.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°19′N 53°0′W / 82.317°N 53.000°W / 82.317; -53.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Hendrik Island
82°5′N 53°0′W / 82.083°N 53.000°W / 82.083; -53.000 (Sanki George Fjord) Sanki George Fjord
81°49′N 53°0′W / 81.817°N 53.000°W / 81.817; -53.000 (Greenland)  Greenland The mainland, and the islands of Qeqertarsuaq and Upernivik
71°9′N 53°0′W / 71.150°N 53.000°W / 71.150; -53.000 (Uummannaq Fjord) Uummannaq Fjord
70°46′N 53°0′W / 70.767°N 53.000°W / 70.767; -53.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Nuussuaq Peninsula
70°18′N 53°0′W / 70.300°N 53.000°W / 70.300; -53.000 (Vaigat Sound) Sullorsuaq Strait
70°5′N 53°0′W / 70.083°N 53.000°W / 70.083; -53.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Disko Island
69°20′N 53°0′W / 69.333°N 53.000°W / 69.333; -53.000 (Qeqertarsuup Tunua) Disko Bay
68°40′N 53°0′W / 68.667°N 53.000°W / 68.667; -53.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Passing through the mainland and many islands on the coast, including Saqqarliup Nunaa, Aamat, Sermersut and Maniitsoq
65°26′N 53°0′W / 65.433°N 53.000°W / 65.433; -53.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador,  Canada (at 48°35′N 53°0′W / 48.583°N 53.000°W / 48.583; -53.000 (Bonavista Peninsula))
48°7′N 53°0′W / 48.117°N 53.000°W / 48.117; -53.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorBay de Verde Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
47°59′N 53°0′W / 47.983°N 53.000°W / 47.983; -53.000 (Conception Bay) Conception Bay
47°38′N 53°0′W / 47.633°N 53.000°W / 47.633; -53.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorBell Island
47°36′N 53°0′W / 47.600°N 53.000°W / 47.600; -53.000 (Conception Bay) Conception Bay
47°31′N 53°0′W / 47.517°N 53.000°W / 47.517; -53.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorAvalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
46°45′N 53°0′W / 46.750°N 53.000°W / 46.750; -53.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
5°28′N 53°0′W / 5.467°N 53.000°W / 5.467; -53.000 (France)  France French Guiana
2°10′N 53°0′W / 2.167°N 53.000°W / 2.167; -53.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá
Pará — from 0°2′N 53°0′W / 0.033°N 53.000°W / 0.033; -53.000 (Pará)
Mato Grosso — from 9°41′S 53°0′W / 9.683°S 53.000°W / -9.683; -53.000 (Mato Grosso)
Goiás — from 16°51′S 53°0′W / 16.850°S 53.000°W / -16.850; -53.000 (Goiás)
Mato Grosso do Sul — from 18°19′S 53°0′W / 18.317°S 53.000°W / -18.317; -53.000 (Mato Grosso do Sul)
São Paulo — for about 10 km from 22°30′S 53°0′W / 22.500°S 53.000°W / -22.500; -53.000 (São Paulo)
Paraná — from 22°35′S 53°0′W / 22.583°S 53.000°W / -22.583; -53.000 (Paraná)
Santa Catarina — from 26°21′S 53°0′W / 26.350°S 53.000°W / -26.350; -53.000 (Santa Catarina)
Rio Grande do Sul— from 27°8′S 53°0′W / 27.133°S 53.000°W / -27.133; -53.000 (Rio Grande do Sul)
33°28′S 53°0′W / 33.467°S 53.000°W / -33.467; -53.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 53°0′W / 60.000°S 53.000°W / -60.000; -53.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°49′S 53°0′W / 76.817°S 53.000°W / -76.817; -53.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory); and the eastern limit of Antártica Chilena Province, claimed by  Chile

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