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54th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
54°
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

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
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
 Greenland
Baffin Bay Passing just west of Illorsuit Island,  Greenland (at )
 Greenland Nuussuaq Peninsula
Sullorsuaq Strait
 Greenland Disko Island
Davis Strait Passing just west of the mainland of  Greenland (at )
Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
An unnamed part of the Ocean — passing just east of Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador,  Canada (at )
 Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — island of Newfoundland
Placentia Bay
 Canada Newfoundland and LabradorAvalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
Atlantic Ocean
 Suriname For about 10 km at the extreme north-east of the country
 France French Guiana
 Suriname For about 13 km
 France French Guiana — passing through some territory claimed by  Suriname
 Brazil Amapá
Pará — from
Mato Grosso — from
Mato Grosso do Sul — from
Paraná — from
 Argentina
 Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
 Uruguay
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
South Shetland Islands Clarence Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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