44th parallel north

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44th parallel north

The 44th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 44 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 29 minutes during the summer solstice and 8 hours, 53 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 44° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
44°0′N 0°0′E / 44.000°N 0.000°E / 44.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  France
44°0′N 7°39′E / 44.000°N 7.650°E / 44.000; 7.650 (Italy)  Italy
44°0′N 8°10′E / 44.000°N 8.167°E / 44.000; 8.167 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Genoa
44°0′N 10°6′E / 44.000°N 10.100°E / 44.000; 10.100 (Italy)  Italy Passing just north of  San Marino
44°0′N 12°40′E / 44.000°N 12.667°E / 44.000; 12.667 (Adriatic Sea) Adriatic Sea
44°0′N 15°2′E / 44.000°N 15.033°E / 44.000; 15.033 (Croatia)  Croatia Islands of Dugi Otok, Pašman, and the mainland
44°0′N 16°32′E / 44.000°N 16.533°E / 44.000; 16.533 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
44°0′N 19°14′E / 44.000°N 19.233°E / 44.000; 19.233 (Serbia)  Serbia For about 3 km
44°0′N 19°16′E / 44.000°N 19.267°E / 44.000; 19.267 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
44°0′N 19°34′E / 44.000°N 19.567°E / 44.000; 19.567 (Serbia)  Serbia
44°0′N 22°25′E / 44.000°N 22.417°E / 44.000; 22.417 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria
44°0′N 22°55′E / 44.000°N 22.917°E / 44.000; 22.917 (Romania)  Romania
44°0′N 26°13′E / 44.000°N 26.217°E / 44.000; 26.217 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria
44°0′N 27°41′E / 44.000°N 27.683°E / 44.000; 27.683 (Romania)  Romania For about 15 km
44°0′N 27°53′E / 44.000°N 27.883°E / 44.000; 27.883 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria For about 4 km
44°0′N 27°56′E / 44.000°N 27.933°E / 44.000; 27.933 (Romania)  Romania
44°0′N 28°40′E / 44.000°N 28.667°E / 44.000; 28.667 (Black Sea) Black Sea
44°0′N 39°11′E / 44.000°N 39.183°E / 44.000; 39.183 (Russia)  Russia
44°0′N 47°23′E / 44.000°N 47.383°E / 44.000; 47.383 (Caspian Sea) Caspian Sea Passing just north of Chechen Island,  Russia
44°0′N 50°55′E / 44.000°N 50.917°E / 44.000; 50.917 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
44°0′N 56°0′E / 44.000°N 56.000°E / 44.000; 56.000 (Uzbekistan)  Uzbekistan
44°0′N 61°26′E / 44.000°N 61.433°E / 44.000; 61.433 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
44°0′N 80°27′E / 44.000°N 80.450°E / 44.000; 80.450 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang — passing about 22 km north of Ürümqi
44°0′N 95°30′E / 44.000°N 95.500°E / 44.000; 95.500 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
44°0′N 111°50′E / 44.000°N 111.833°E / 44.000; 111.833 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Jilin — passing just north of Changchun
Heilongjiang
Jilin - for about 2 km
Heilongjiang - for <1 km
Jilin - for about 10 km
Heilongjiang
Jilin - for about 5 km
Heilongjiang
44°0′N 131°15′E / 44.000°N 131.250°E / 44.000; 131.250 (Russia)  Russia
44°0′N 135°32′E / 44.000°N 135.533°E / 44.000; 135.533 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
44°0′N 141°39′E / 44.000°N 141.650°E / 44.000; 141.650 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō:
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
44°0′N 144°17′E / 44.000°N 144.283°E / 44.000; 144.283 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
44°0′N 144°54′E / 44.000°N 144.900°E / 44.000; 144.900 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō:
— Hokkaidō Prefecture - Shiretoko Peninsula
44°0′N 145°10′E / 44.000°N 145.167°E / 44.000; 145.167 (Nemuro Strait) Nemuro Strait
44°0′N 145°39′E / 44.000°N 145.650°E / 44.000; 145.650 (Kuril Islands) Kuril Islands Kunashir Island, administered by  Russia but claimed by  Japan
44°0′N 145°48′E / 44.000°N 145.800°E / 44.000; 145.800 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of the island of Shikotan, administered by  Russia, claimed by  Japan
44°0′N 124°8′W / 44.000°N 124.133°W / 44.000; -124.133 (United States)  United States
44th parallel in Wisconsin, United States
Oregon
Idaho
Wyoming
South Dakota
Minnesota
Wisconsin
44°0′N 87°41′W / 44.000°N 87.683°W / 44.000; -87.683 (Lake Michigan) Lake Michigan
44°0′N 86°28′W / 44.000°N 86.467°W / 44.000; -86.467 (United States)  United States Michigan
44°0′N 82°45′W / 44.000°N 82.750°W / 44.000; -82.750 (Lake Huron) Lake Huron
44°0′N 81°44′W / 44.000°N 81.733°W / 44.000; -81.733 (Canada)  Canada Ontario
44°0′N 77°0′W / 44.000°N 77.000°W / 44.000; -77.000 (Lake Ontario) Lake Ontario
44°0′N 76°16′W / 44.000°N 76.267°W / 44.000; -76.267 (United States)  United States New York
Vermont
New Hampshire
Maine
44°0′N 69°8′W / 44.000°N 69.133°W / 44.000; -69.133 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Maine - passing just south of Vinalhaven Island and Isle au Haut, Maine,  United States
44°0′N 66°9′W / 44.000°N 66.150°W / 44.000; -66.150 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia
44°0′N 64°40′W / 44.000°N 64.667°W / 44.000; -64.667 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
44°0′N 59°46′W / 44.000°N 59.767°W / 44.000; -59.767 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia - Sable Island
44°0′N 59°45′W / 44.000°N 59.750°W / 44.000; -59.750 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
44°0′N 1°21′W / 44.000°N 1.350°W / 44.000; -1.350 (France)  France

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