59th meridian west

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59th meridian west

The meridian 59° 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 59th meridian west forms a great circle with the 121st meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 59th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 59°0′W / 90.000°N 59.000°W / 90.000; -59.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°30′N 59°0′W / 83.500°N 59.000°W / 83.500; -59.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°4′N 59°0′W / 82.067°N 59.000°W / 82.067; -59.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
81°56′N 59°0′W / 81.933°N 59.000°W / 81.933; -59.000 (Newman Bugt) Newman Bugt
81°52′N 59°0′W / 81.867°N 59.000°W / 81.867; -59.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
75°42′N 59°0′W / 75.700°N 59.000°W / 75.700; -59.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°0′N 59°0′W / 70.000°N 59.000°W / 70.000; -59.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
60°0′N 59°0′W / 60.000°N 59.000°W / 60.000; -59.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
55°9′N 59°0′W / 55.150°N 59.000°W / 55.150; -59.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from 52°0′N 59°0′W / 52.000°N 59.000°W / 52.000; -59.000 (Quebec)
50°46′N 59°0′W / 50.767°N 59.000°W / 50.767; -59.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
48°40′N 59°0′W / 48.667°N 59.000°W / 48.667; -59.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorPort au Port Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
48°31′N 59°0′W / 48.517°N 59.000°W / 48.517; -59.000 (Bay St. George) Bay St. George
48°8′N 59°0′W / 48.133°N 59.000°W / 48.133; -59.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — island of Newfoundland
47°35′N 59°0′W / 47.583°N 59.000°W / 47.583; -59.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
7°53′N 59°0′W / 7.883°N 59.000°W / 7.883; -59.000 (Guyana)  Guyana Territory claimed by  Venezuela
1°19′N 59°0′W / 1.317°N 59.000°W / 1.317; -59.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from 0°14′N 59°0′W / 0.233°N 59.000°W / 0.233; -59.000 (Amazonas)
Mato Grosso — from 8°46′S 59°0′W / 8.767°S 59.000°W / -8.767; -59.000 (Mato Grosso)
16°18′S 59°0′W / 16.300°S 59.000°W / -16.300; -59.000 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
19°24′S 59°0′W / 19.400°S 59.000°W / -19.400; -59.000 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
24°39′S 59°0′W / 24.650°S 59.000°W / -24.650; -59.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
38°40′S 59°0′W / 38.667°S 59.000°W / -38.667; -59.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
51°23′S 59°0′W / 51.383°S 59.000°W / -51.383; -59.000 (Falkland Islands)  Falkland Islands Island of East Falkland — claimed by  Argentina
52°3′S 59°0′W / 52.050°S 59.000°W / -52.050; -59.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 59°0′W / 60.000°S 59.000°W / -60.000; -59.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
62°12′S 59°0′W / 62.200°S 59.000°W / -62.200; -59.000 (South Shetland Islands) South Shetland Islands King George Island and Nelson Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
62°20′S 59°0′W / 62.333°S 59.000°W / -62.333; -59.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
63°40′S 59°0′W / 63.667°S 59.000°W / -63.667; -59.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Antarctic Peninsulaclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
64°57′S 59°0′W / 64.950°S 59.000°W / -64.950; -59.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
75°29′S 59°0′W / 75.483°S 59.000°W / -75.483; -59.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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