47th parallel north

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47th parallel north

The 47th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 47 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, 54 minutes during the summer solstice and 8 hours, 31 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 47° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
47°0′N 0°0′E / 47.000°N 0.000°E / 47.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  France
47°0′N 6°36′E / 47.000°N 6.600°E / 47.000; 6.600 (Switzerland)   Switzerland Passing just north of Bern
47°0′N 9°53′E / 47.000°N 9.883°E / 47.000; 9.883 (Austria)  Austria
47°0′N 11°27′E / 47.000°N 11.450°E / 47.000; 11.450 (Italy)  Italy For about 4 km
47°0′N 11°31′E / 47.000°N 11.517°E / 47.000; 11.517 (Austria)  Austria For about 3 km
47°0′N 11°34′E / 47.000°N 11.567°E / 47.000; 11.567 (Italy)  Italy For about 7 km
47°0′N 11°39′E / 47.000°N 11.650°E / 47.000; 11.650 (Austria)  Austria For about 14 km
47°0′N 11°50′E / 47.000°N 11.833°E / 47.000; 11.833 (Italy)  Italy
47°0′N 12°8′E / 47.000°N 12.133°E / 47.000; 12.133 (Austria)  Austria
47°0′N 16°17′E / 47.000°N 16.283°E / 47.000; 16.283 (Hungary)  Hungary Passing through Lake Balaton
47°0′N 21°42′E / 47.000°N 21.700°E / 47.000; 21.700 (Romania)  Romania
47°0′N 28°5′E / 47.000°N 28.083°E / 47.000; 28.083 (Moldova)  Moldova Passing through Chişinău
Passing through Transnistria
47°0′N 29°36′E / 47.000°N 29.600°E / 47.000; 29.600 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
47°0′N 37°27′E / 47.000°N 37.450°E / 47.000; 37.450 (Sea of Azov) Sea of Azov Taganrog Bay
47°0′N 39°1′E / 47.000°N 39.017°E / 47.000; 39.017 (Russia)  Russia
47°0′N 48°47′E / 47.000°N 48.783°E / 47.000; 48.783 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan Just passing through the northern end of the Caspian Sea
47°0′N 82°56′E / 47.000°N 82.933°E / 47.000; 82.933 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
47°0′N 83°53′E / 47.000°N 83.883°E / 47.000; 83.883 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
47°0′N 84°19′E / 47.000°N 84.317°E / 47.000; 84.317 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang - for about 11 km
47°0′N 84°27′E / 47.000°N 84.450°E / 47.000; 84.450 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
47°0′N 85°10′E / 47.000°N 85.167°E / 47.000; 85.167 (China)  People's Republic of China Xinjiang
47°0′N 90°44′E / 47.000°N 90.733°E / 47.000; 90.733 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
47°0′N 119°48′E / 47.000°N 119.800°E / 47.000; 119.800 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
47°0′N 134°5′E / 47.000°N 134.083°E / 47.000; 134.083 (Russia)  Russia
47°0′N 138°33′E / 47.000°N 138.550°E / 47.000; 138.550 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
47°0′N 142°1′E / 47.000°N 142.017°E / 47.000; 142.017 (Russia)  Russia Sakhalin island
47°0′N 143°4′E / 47.000°N 143.067°E / 47.000; 143.067 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
47°0′N 152°4′E / 47.000°N 152.067°E / 47.000; 152.067 (Russia)  Russia Island of Simushir, Kuril Islands
47°0′N 152°10′E / 47.000°N 152.167°E / 47.000; 152.167 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
47°0′N 124°10′W / 47.000°N 124.167°W / 47.000; -124.167 (United States)  United States Washington
Idaho
Montana
North Dakota
Minnesota
47°0′N 91°41′W / 47.000°N 91.683°W / 47.000; -91.683 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°0′N 90°46′W / 47.000°N 90.767°W / 47.000; -90.767 (United States)  United States Wisconsin - Apostle Islands
47°0′N 90°25′W / 47.000°N 90.417°W / 47.000; -90.417 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°0′N 88°57′W / 47.000°N 88.950°W / 47.000; -88.950 (United States)  United States Michigan - Keweenaw Peninsula
47°0′N 88°23′W / 47.000°N 88.383°W / 47.000; -88.383 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°0′N 84°47′W / 47.000°N 84.783°W / 47.000; -84.783 (Canada)  Canada Ontario
Quebec
47°0′N 69°41′W / 47.000°N 69.683°W / 47.000; -69.683 (United States)  United States Maine
47°0′N 67°47′W / 47.000°N 67.783°W / 47.000; -67.783 (Canada)  Canada New Brunswick
47°0′N 64°49′W / 47.000°N 64.817°W / 47.000; -64.817 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Northumberland Strait
47°0′N 64°4′W / 47.000°N 64.067°W / 47.000; -64.067 (Canada)  Canada Prince Edward Island
47°0′N 64°0′W / 47.000°N 64.000°W / 47.000; -64.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
47°0′N 60°40′W / 47.000°N 60.667°W / 47.000; -60.667 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
47°0′N 60°25′W / 47.000°N 60.417°W / 47.000; -60.417 (Cabot Strait) Cabot Strait
47°0′N 59°28′W / 47.000°N 59.467°W / 47.000; -59.467 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′N 56°22′W / 47.000°N 56.367°W / 47.000; -56.367 (St Pierre & Miquelon)  Saint Pierre and Miquelon Miquelon Island
47°0′N 56°17′W / 47.000°N 56.283°W / 47.000; -56.283 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′N 55°59′W / 47.000°N 55.983°W / 47.000; -55.983 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador - Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland Island
47°0′N 55°12′W / 47.000°N 55.200°W / 47.000; -55.200 (Placentia Bay) Placentia Bay
47°0′N 54°10′W / 47.000°N 54.167°W / 47.000; -54.167 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador - Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland Island
47°0′N 52°54′W / 47.000°N 52.900°W / 47.000; -52.900 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′N 2°17′W / 47.000°N 2.283°W / 47.000; -2.283 (France)  France Île de Noirmoutier and mainland

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