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56th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
56°
56th meridian west

The meridian 56° 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 56th meridian west forms a great circle with the 124th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 56th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Lincoln Sea
 Greenland Passing through the mainland and many islands
Baffin Bay
Davis Strait
Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
 Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Strait of Belle Isle
 Canada Newfoundland and LabradorGreat Northern Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
Atlantic Ocean
 Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — island of Newfoundland
Fortune Bay Passing just west of Brunette Island, Newfoundland and Labrador,  Canada (at )
 Canada Newfoundland and Labrador — the tip of the Burin Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland
Atlantic Ocean Passing just east of the island of Saint-Pierre,  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (at )
 Suriname
 Brazil Pará
 Suriname
 Brazil Pará
Mato Grosso — from
Mato Grosso do Sul — from
 Paraguay
 Argentina
 Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
 Uruguay Passing just east of Montevideo (at )
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Joinville Island and Dundee Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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