43rd parallel north

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43rd parallel north

The 43rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 43 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

On 21 June the sun is at 70.83 degrees in the sky.[citation needed]

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 22 minutes during the summer solstice and 9 hours, 0 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 43° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
43°0′N 0°0′E / 43.000°N 0.000°E / 43.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  France
43°0′N 3°2′E / 43.000°N 3.033°E / 43.000; 3.033 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Lion
43°0′N 6°10′E / 43.000°N 6.167°E / 43.000; 6.167 (France)  France Îles d'Hyères
43°0′N 6°14′E / 43.000°N 6.233°E / 43.000; 6.233 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
43°0′N 9°20′E / 43.000°N 9.333°E / 43.000; 9.333 (France)  France Island of Corsica
43°0′N 9°27′E / 43.000°N 9.450°E / 43.000; 9.450 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just south of the island of Capraia,  Italy
43°0′N 10°30′E / 43.000°N 10.500°E / 43.000; 10.500 (Italy)  Italy
43°0′N 13°52′E / 43.000°N 13.867°E / 43.000; 13.867 (Adriatic Sea) Adriatic Sea Passing just south of the island of Vis,  Croatia
Passing just north of the island of Korčula,  Croatia
43°0′N 17°2′E / 43.000°N 17.033°E / 43.000; 17.033 (Croatia)  Croatia
43°0′N 17°40′E / 43.000°N 17.667°E / 43.000; 17.667 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
43°0′N 18°28′E / 43.000°N 18.467°E / 43.000; 18.467 (Montenegro)  Montenegro
43°0′N 20°6′E / 43.000°N 20.100°E / 43.000; 20.100 (Serbia)  Serbia
43°0′N 20°34′E / 43.000°N 20.567°E / 43.000; 20.567 (Kosovo/Serbia)  Kosovo or  Serbia Kosovo is a partially recognised state. Some nations consider its territory to be part of Serbia.
43°0′N 21°14′E / 43.000°N 21.233°E / 43.000; 21.233 (Serbia)  Serbia
43°0′N 22°49′E / 43.000°N 22.817°E / 43.000; 22.817 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria
43°0′N 27°54′E / 43.000°N 27.900°E / 43.000; 27.900 (Black Sea) Black Sea
43°0′N 40°56′E / 43.000°N 40.933°E / 43.000; 40.933 (Abkhazia/Georgia)  Abkhazia or  Georgia Abkhazia is a partially recognised state. Most nations consider its territory to be part of Georgia.
43°0′N 41°54′E / 43.000°N 41.900°E / 43.000; 41.900 (Georgia)  Georgia
43°0′N 43°5′E / 43.000°N 43.083°E / 43.000; 43.083 (Russia)  Russia
43°0′N 47°28′E / 43.000°N 47.467°E / 43.000; 47.467 (Caspian Sea) Caspian Sea
43°0′N 51°46′E / 43.000°N 51.767°E / 43.000; 51.767 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
43°0′N 56°0′E / 43.000°N 56.000°E / 43.000; 56.000 (Uzbekistan)  Uzbekistan
43°0′N 65°46′E / 43.000°N 65.767°E / 43.000; 65.767 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
43°0′N 73°33′E / 43.000°N 73.550°E / 43.000; 73.550 (Kyrgyzstan)  Kyrgyzstan Passing just north of Bishkek
43°0′N 74°43′E / 43.000°N 74.717°E / 43.000; 74.717 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
43°0′N 80°23′E / 43.000°N 80.383°E / 43.000; 80.383 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
43°0′N 96°10′E / 43.000°N 96.167°E / 43.000; 96.167 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
43°0′N 110°40′E / 43.000°N 110.667°E / 43.000; 110.667 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Liaoning
Jilin (for about 26 km)
Liaoning (for about 14 km)
Jilin
43°0′N 129°53′E / 43.000°N 129.883°E / 43.000; 129.883 (North Korea)  North Korea For about 5 km (county of Onsong)
43°0′N 129°57′E / 43.000°N 129.950°E / 43.000; 129.950 (China)  People's Republic of China Jilin
43°0′N 131°6′E / 43.000°N 131.100°E / 43.000; 131.100 (Russia)  Russia Primorsky Krai — passing just south of Vladivostok
43°0′N 131°34′E / 43.000°N 131.567°E / 43.000; 131.567 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan Amur Bay
43°0′N 131°47′E / 43.000°N 131.783°E / 43.000; 131.783 (Russia)  Russia Russky Island
43°0′N 131°56′E / 43.000°N 131.933°E / 43.000; 131.933 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan Ussuri Bay
43°0′N 132°19′E / 43.000°N 132.317°E / 43.000; 132.317 (Russia)  Russia
43°0′N 134°7′E / 43.000°N 134.117°E / 43.000; 134.117 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
43°0′N 140°31′E / 43.000°N 140.517°E / 43.000; 140.517 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
43°0′N 145°1′E / 43.000°N 145.017°E / 43.000; 145.017 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
43°0′N 124°28′W / 43.000°N 124.467°W / 43.000; -124.467 (United States)  United States Oregon
Idaho
Wyoming
South Dakota / Nebraska border
South Dakota
Iowa
Wisconsin
43°0′N 87°53′W / 43.000°N 87.883°W / 43.000; -87.883 (Lake Michigan) Lake Michigan
43°0′N 86°13′W / 43.000°N 86.217°W / 43.000; -86.217 (United States)  United States Michigan
43°0′N 82°25′W / 43.000°N 82.417°W / 43.000; -82.417 (Canada)  Canada Ontario — passing through London
43°0′N 79°1′W / 43.000°N 79.017°W / 43.000; -79.017 (United States)  United States New York
Vermont
New Hampshire
43°0′N 70°45′W / 43.000°N 70.750°W / 43.000; -70.750 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
43°0′N 9°15′W / 43.000°N 9.250°W / 43.000; -9.250 (Spain)  Spain
43°0′N 1°4′W / 43.000°N 1.067°W / 43.000; -1.067 (France)  France

United States[edit]

The parallel 43° north forms most of the boundary between the State of Nebraska and the State of South Dakota.

The parallel formed the northern border of the historic and extralegal Territory of Jefferson.

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