54th meridian west

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54th meridian west

The meridian 54° 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.

The 54th meridian west forms a great circle with the 126th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 54th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 54°0′W / 90.000°N 54.000°W / 90.000; -54.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°37′N 54°0′W / 83.617°N 54.000°W / 83.617; -54.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°16′N 54°0′W / 82.267°N 54.000°W / 82.267; -54.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
71°26′N 54°0′W / 71.433°N 54.000°W / 71.433; -54.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay Passing just west of Illorsuit Island,  Greenland (at 71°8′N 54°0′W / 71.133°N 54.000°W / 71.133; -54.000 (Illorsuit Island))
70°49′N 54°0′W / 70.817°N 54.000°W / 70.817; -54.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Nuussuaq Peninsula
70°24′N 54°0′W / 70.400°N 54.000°W / 70.400; -54.000 (Sullorsuaq Strait) Sullorsuaq Strait
70°17′N 54°0′W / 70.283°N 54.000°W / 70.283; -54.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Disko Island
69°34′N 54°0′W / 69.567°N 54.000°W / 69.567; -54.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait Passing just west of the mainland of  Greenland (at 67°5′N 54°0′W / 67.083°N 54.000°W / 67.083; -54.000 (Greenland))
60°0′N 54°0′W / 60.000°N 54.000°W / 60.000; -54.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
An unnamed part of the Ocean — passing just east of Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador,  Canada (at 49°39′N 54°0′W / 49.650°N 54.000°W / 49.650; -54.000 (Fogo Island))
49°27′N 54°0′W / 49.450°N 54.000°W / 49.450; -54.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — island of Newfoundland
47°45′N 54°0′W / 47.750°N 54.000°W / 47.750; -54.000 (Placentia Bay) Placentia Bay
47°19′N 54°0′W / 47.317°N 54.000°W / 47.317; -54.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorAvalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
46°50′N 54°0′W / 46.833°N 54.000°W / 46.833; -54.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
5°46′N 54°0′W / 5.767°N 54.000°W / 5.767; -54.000 (Suriname)  Suriname For about 10 km at the extreme north-east of the country
5°40′N 54°0′W / 5.667°N 54.000°W / 5.667; -54.000 (France)  France French Guiana
3°39′N 54°0′W / 3.650°N 54.000°W / 3.650; -54.000 (Suriname)  Suriname For about 13 km
3°33′N 54°0′W / 3.550°N 54.000°W / 3.550; -54.000 (France)  France French Guiana — passing through some territory claimed by  Suriname
2°13′N 54°0′W / 2.217°N 54.000°W / 2.217; -54.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá
Pará — from 1°32′N 54°0′W / 1.533°N 54.000°W / 1.533; -54.000 (Pará)
Mato Grosso — from 9°37′S 54°0′W / 9.617°S 54.000°W / -9.617; -54.000 (Mato Grosso)
Mato Grosso do Sul — from 17°29′S 54°0′W / 17.483°S 54.000°W / -17.483; -54.000 (Mato Grosso do Sul)
Paraná — from 23°29′N 54°0′W / 23.483°N 54.000°W / 23.483; -54.000 (Paraná)
25°34′S 54°0′W / 25.567°S 54.000°W / -25.567; -54.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
27°12′S 54°0′W / 27.200°S 54.000°W / -27.200; -54.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
31°55′S 54°0′W / 31.917°S 54.000°W / -31.917; -54.000 (Uruguay)  Uruguay
34°31′S 54°0′W / 34.517°S 54.000°W / -34.517; -54.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 54°0′W / 60.000°S 54.000°W / -60.000; -54.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
61°5′S 54°0′W / 61.083°S 54.000°W / -61.083; -54.000 (South Shetland Islands) South Shetland Islands Clarence Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
61°14′S 54°0′W / 61.233°S 54.000°W / -61.233; -54.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°39′S 54°0′W / 76.650°S 54.000°W / -76.650; -54.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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