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50th Meridian West

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50th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
50th meridian west

The meridian 50° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 50th meridian west forms a great circle with the 130th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 50th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
 Greenland Beaumont Island
Lincoln Sea
Sherard Osborn Fjord
Atlantic Ocean
 Brazil Amapá — mainland and the island of Bailique
Atlantic Ocean Mouth of the Amazon River
 Brazil Pará — islands of Caviana and Marajó, and the mainland
Tocantins — from
Goiás — from
Minas Gerais — from
São Paulo — from
Paraná — from
Santa Catarina — from
Rio Grande do Sul — from
Santa Catarina — for about 11 km from
Rio Grande do Sul — from
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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