46th parallel north

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46th parallel north
In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between Washington and Oregon.

The 46th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 46 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 45 minutes during the summer solstice and 8 hours, 38 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 46° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
46°0′N 0°0′E / 46.000°N 0.000°E / 46.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  France
46°0′N 7°0′E / 46.000°N 7.000°E / 46.000; 7.000 (Switzerland)   Switzerland
46°0′N 7°53′E / 46.000°N 7.883°E / 46.000; 7.883 (Italy)  Italy Passing through Lake Maggiore
46°0′N 8°49′E / 46.000°N 8.817°E / 46.000; 8.817 (Switzerland)   Switzerland Passing through Lake Lugano
46°0′N 9°1′E / 46.000°N 9.017°E / 46.000; 9.017 (Italy)  Italy Passing through Lake Como
46°0′N 13°29′E / 46.000°N 13.483°E / 46.000; 13.483 (Slovenia)  Slovenia Passing just south of Ljubljana
46°0′N 15°42′E / 46.000°N 15.700°E / 46.000; 15.700 (Croatia)  Croatia
46°0′N 17°18′E / 46.000°N 17.300°E / 46.000; 17.300 (Hungary)  Hungary
46°0′N 19°4′E / 46.000°N 19.067°E / 46.000; 19.067 (Serbia)  Serbia For about 7 km
46°0′N 19°9′E / 46.000°N 19.150°E / 46.000; 19.150 (Hungary)  Hungary For about 4 km
46°0′N 19°12′E / 46.000°N 19.200°E / 46.000; 19.200 (Serbia)  Serbia For about 2 km
46°0′N 19°14′E / 46.000°N 19.233°E / 46.000; 19.233 (Hungary)  Hungary For about 5 km
46°0′N 19°18′E / 46.000°N 19.300°E / 46.000; 19.300 (Serbia)  Serbia
46°0′N 20°22′E / 46.000°N 20.367°E / 46.000; 20.367 (Romania)  Romania
46°0′N 28°6′E / 46.000°N 28.100°E / 46.000; 28.100 (Moldova)  Moldova
46°0′N 28°55′E / 46.000°N 28.917°E / 46.000; 28.917 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
46°0′N 30°22′E / 46.000°N 30.367°E / 46.000; 30.367 (Black Sea) Black Sea
46°0′N 33°37′E / 46.000°N 33.617°E / 46.000; 33.617 (Ukraine)  Ukraine Crimea (claimed and controlled by  Russia)
46°0′N 34°51′E / 46.000°N 34.850°E / 46.000; 34.850 (Sea of Azov) Sea of Azov
46°0′N 37°56′E / 46.000°N 37.933°E / 46.000; 37.933 (Russia)  Russia
46°0′N 48°55′E / 46.000°N 48.917°E / 46.000; 48.917 (Caspian Sea) Caspian Sea
46°0′N 52°55′E / 46.000°N 52.917°E / 46.000; 52.917 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan Passing through the Aral Sea and Lake Balkhash
46°0′N 82°30′E / 46.000°N 82.500°E / 46.000; 82.500 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
46°0′N 91°0′E / 46.000°N 91.000°E / 46.000; 91.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
46°0′N 116°18′E / 46.000°N 116.300°E / 46.000; 116.300 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Jilin - for about 7 km
Inner Mongolia
Jilin
Heilongjiang — passing about 30 km north of Harbin
46°0′N 133°41′E / 46.000°N 133.683°E / 46.000; 133.683 (Russia)  Russia Primorsky Krai
46°0′N 137°51′E / 46.000°N 137.850°E / 46.000; 137.850 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
46°0′N 141°58′E / 46.000°N 141.967°E / 46.000; 141.967 (Russia)  Russia Sakhalin island
46°0′N 142°7′E / 46.000°N 142.117°E / 46.000; 142.117 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
46°0′N 149°56′E / 46.000°N 149.933°E / 46.000; 149.933 (Russia)  Russia Island of Urup, Kuril Islands
46°0′N 150°13′E / 46.000°N 150.217°E / 46.000; 150.217 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
46°0′N 123°56′W / 46.000°N 123.933°W / 46.000; -123.933 (United States)  United States Oregon
Washington
Washington/Oregon border
Idaho
Montana
North Dakota
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Michigan
46°0′N 85°37′W / 46.000°N 85.617°W / 46.000; -85.617 (Lake Michigan) Lake Michigan
46°0′N 85°0′W / 46.000°N 85.000°W / 46.000; -85.000 (United States)  United States Michigan - Upper Peninsula and Drummond Island
46°0′N 83°30′W / 46.000°N 83.500°W / 46.000; -83.500 (Lake Huron) Lake Huron North Channel - passing just north of Cockburn Island and Manitoulin Island, Ontario,  Canada
46°0′N 82°13′W / 46.000°N 82.217°W / 46.000; -82.217 (Canada)  Canada Ontario
Quebec
46°0′N 70°17′W / 46.000°N 70.283°W / 46.000; -70.283 (United States)  United States Maine
46°0′N 67°47′W / 46.000°N 67.783°W / 46.000; -67.783 (Canada)  Canada New Brunswick
Nova Scotia (for about 2 km)
46°0′N 64°0′W / 46.000°N 64.000°W / 46.000; -64.000 (Northumberland Strait) Northumberland Strait
46°0′N 62°54′W / 46.000°N 62.900°W / 46.000; -62.900 (Canada)  Canada Prince Edward Island
46°0′N 62°28′W / 46.000°N 62.467°W / 46.000; -62.467 (Northumberland Strait) Northumberland Strait
46°0′N 61°33′W / 46.000°N 61.550°W / 46.000; -61.550 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
46°0′N 59°51′W / 46.000°N 59.850°W / 46.000; -59.850 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
46°0′N 1°23′W / 46.000°N 1.383°W / 46.000; -1.383 (France)  France Île d'Oléron and the mainland

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