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.

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55th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole

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 Arctic Ocean
83°36′N 55°0′W Lincoln Sea
82°20′N 55°0′W  Greenland Nyeboe Land
71°26′N 55°0′W Baffin Bay
70°29′N 55°0′W  Greenland Qeqertarsuatsiaq Island
70°24′N 55°0′W Baffin Bay
70°0′N 55°0′W Davis Strait Passing just west of Disko Island,  Greenland (at 69°42′N 54°59′W)
60°0′N 55°0′W Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
An unnamed part of the Ocean
Notre Dame Bay
49°33′N 55°0′W  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — the Exploits Islands and the island of Newfoundland
47°25′N 55°0′W Fortune Bay
47°30′N 55°0′W  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorBurin Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
47°17′N 55°0′W Atlantic Ocean
6°0′N 55°0′W  Suriname Passing just east of Paramaribo
2°35′N 55°0′W  Brazil Pará
Mato Grosso — from 9°33′S 55°0′W
Mato Grosso do Sul — from 17°38′S 55°0′W
23°57′S 55°0′W  Paraguay
26°47′S 55°0′W  Argentina
27°47′S 55°0′W  Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
31°18′S 55°0′W  Uruguay
34°55′S 55°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 55°0′W Southern Ocean
61°2′S 55°0′W South Shetland Islands Elephant Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
61°8′S 55°0′W Southern Ocean Passing just east of Joinville Island, Antarctica (at 63°18′S 55°1′W)
76°30′S 55°0′W Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

See also

  • 54th meridian west
  • 56th meridian west
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