55th meridian west

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55th meridian west

The meridian 55° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 55th meridian west forms a great circle with the 125th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 55th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 55°0′W / 90.000°N 55.000°W / 90.000; -55.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°36′N 55°0′W / 83.600°N 55.000°W / 83.600; -55.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°20′N 55°0′W / 82.333°N 55.000°W / 82.333; -55.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
71°26′N 55°0′W / 71.433°N 55.000°W / 71.433; -55.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°29′N 55°0′W / 70.483°N 55.000°W / 70.483; -55.000 (Greenland)  Greenland Qeqertarsuatsiaq Island
70°24′N 55°0′W / 70.400°N 55.000°W / 70.400; -55.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°0′N 55°0′W / 70.000°N 55.000°W / 70.000; -55.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait Passing just west of Disko Island,  Greenland (at 69°42′N 54°59′W / 69.700°N 54.983°W / 69.700; -54.983 (Disko Island))
60°0′N 55°0′W / 60.000°N 55.000°W / 60.000; -55.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
An unnamed part of the Ocean
Notre Dame Bay
49°33′N 55°0′W / 49.550°N 55.000°W / 49.550; -55.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — the Exploits Islands and the island of Newfoundland
47°25′N 55°0′W / 47.417°N 55.000°W / 47.417; -55.000 (Fortune Bay) Fortune Bay
47°30′N 55°0′W / 47.500°N 55.000°W / 47.500; -55.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorBurin Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
47°17′N 55°0′W / 47.283°N 55.000°W / 47.283; -55.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
6°0′N 55°0′W / 6.000°N 55.000°W / 6.000; -55.000 (Suriname)  Suriname Passing just east of Paramaribo
2°35′N 55°0′W / 2.583°N 55.000°W / 2.583; -55.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Pará
Mato Grosso — from 9°33′S 55°0′W / 9.550°S 55.000°W / -9.550; -55.000 (Mato Grosso)
Mato Grosso do Sul — from 17°38′S 55°0′W / 17.633°S 55.000°W / -17.633; -55.000 (Mato Grosso do Sul)
23°57′S 55°0′W / 23.950°S 55.000°W / -23.950; -55.000 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
26°47′S 55°0′W / 26.783°S 55.000°W / -26.783; -55.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
27°47′S 55°0′W / 27.783°S 55.000°W / -27.783; -55.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
31°18′S 55°0′W / 31.300°S 55.000°W / -31.300; -55.000 (Uruguay)  Uruguay
34°55′S 55°0′W / 34.917°S 55.000°W / -34.917; -55.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 55°0′W / 60.000°S 55.000°W / -60.000; -55.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
61°2′S 55°0′W / 61.033°S 55.000°W / -61.033; -55.000 (South Shetland Islands) South Shetland Islands Elephant Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
61°8′S 55°0′W / 61.133°S 55.000°W / -61.133; -55.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Passing just east of Joinville Island, Antarctica (at 63°18′S 55°1′W / 63.300°S 55.017°W / -63.300; -55.017 (Joinville Island))
76°30′S 55°0′W / 76.500°S 55.000°W / -76.500; -55.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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