52nd parallel north

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Line across the Earth
52°
52nd parallel north
In Canada, the 52nd parallel north defines part of the border between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador (line A), though Quebec maintains a dormant claim to some of the territory to the north of the parallel (line B).

The 52nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 52 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

In Canada, part of the generally accepted border between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador is defined by the parallel, though Quebec maintains a dormant claim to some of the territory north of this line.[1]

The catchment area of London, the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, can be broadly defined by the 51st and 52nd parallels.[citation needed]

At this latitude the sun is visible for 16 hours, 44 minutes during the summer solstice and 7 hours, 45 minutes during the winter solstice.[2]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian (just west of the village of Barkway in Hertfordshire, England) and heading eastwards, the parallel 52° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
52°0′N 0°0′E / 52.000°N 0.000°E / 52.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  United Kingdom England
52°0′N 1°25′E / 52.000°N 1.417°E / 52.000; 1.417 (North Sea) North Sea
52°0′N 4°8′E / 52.000°N 4.133°E / 52.000; 4.133 (Netherlands)  Netherlands Provinces of South Holland, Utrecht and Gelderland
52°0′N 6°48′E / 52.000°N 6.800°E / 52.000; 6.800 (Germany)  Germany States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg
52°0′N 14°43′E / 52.000°N 14.717°E / 52.000; 14.717 (Poland)  Poland
52°0′N 23°42′E / 52.000°N 23.700°E / 52.000; 23.700 (Belarus)  Belarus
52°0′N 30°54′E / 52.000°N 30.900°E / 52.000; 30.900 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
52°0′N 34°6′E / 52.000°N 34.100°E / 52.000; 34.100 (Russia)  Russia
52°0′N 60°9′E / 52.000°N 60.150°E / 52.000; 60.150 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
52°0′N 79°7′E / 52.000°N 79.117°E / 52.000; 79.117 (Russia)  Russia
52°0′N 98°49′E / 52.000°N 98.817°E / 52.000; 98.817 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
52°0′N 99°17′E / 52.000°N 99.283°E / 52.000; 99.283 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
52°0′N 120°42′E / 52.000°N 120.700°E / 52.000; 120.700 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
52°0′N 126°27′E / 52.000°N 126.450°E / 52.000; 126.450 (Russia)  Russia
52°0′N 141°20′E / 52.000°N 141.333°E / 52.000; 141.333 (Strait of Tartary) Strait of Tartary
52°0′N 141°40′E / 52.000°N 141.667°E / 52.000; 141.667 (Russia)  Russia Island of Sakhalin
52°0′N 143°10′E / 52.000°N 143.167°E / 52.000; 143.167 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
52°0′N 156°29′E / 52.000°N 156.483°E / 52.000; 156.483 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
52°0′N 158°17′E / 52.000°N 158.283°E / 52.000; 158.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
52°0′N 177°30′E / 52.000°N 177.500°E / 52.000; 177.500 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kiska Island
52°0′N 177°33′E / 52.000°N 177.550°E / 52.000; 177.550 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
52°0′N 178°6′E / 52.000°N 178.100°E / 52.000; 178.100 (United States)  United States Alaska - Segula Island
52°0′N 178°11′E / 52.000°N 178.183°E / 52.000; 178.183 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just north of Khvostof Island, Davidof Island and Little Sitkin Island, Alaska,  United States
52°0′N 179°34′E / 52.000°N 179.567°E / 52.000; 179.567 (United States)  United States Alaska - Semisopochnoi Island
52°0′N 179°43′E / 52.000°N 179.717°E / 52.000; 179.717 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just north of Tanaga Island and Kanaga Island, Alaska,  United States
52°0′N 176°35′W / 52.000°N 176.583°W / 52.000; -176.583 (United States)  United States Alaska - Adak Island
52°0′N 176°33′W / 52.000°N 176.550°W / 52.000; -176.550 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
52°0′N 176°9′W / 52.000°N 176.150°W / 52.000; -176.150 (United States)  United States Alaska - Great Sitkin Island
52°0′N 176°3′W / 52.000°N 176.050°W / 52.000; -176.050 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just north of Igitkin Island, Tagalak Island and Oglodak Island, Alaska,  United States
52°0′N 175°22′W / 52.000°N 175.367°W / 52.000; -175.367 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Atka Island and Amlia Island, Alaska,  United States
52°0′N 131°6′W / 52.000°N 131.100°W / 52.000; -131.100 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - Kunghit Island
52°0′N 131°2′W / 52.000°N 131.033°W / 52.000; -131.033 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Queen Charlotte Sound
52°0′N 128°13′W / 52.000°N 128.217°W / 52.000; -128.217 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - Hunter Island, King Island and the mainland
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba - including Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg
Ontario
52°0′N 80°59′W / 52.000°N 80.983°W / 52.000; -80.983 (James Bay) James Bay
52°0′N 79°39′W / 52.000°N 79.650°W / 52.000; -79.650 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Charlton Island and Carey Island
52°0′N 79°12′W / 52.000°N 79.200°W / 52.000; -79.200 (James Bay) James Bay
52°0′N 78°42′W / 52.000°N 78.700°W / 52.000; -78.700 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Quebec
Quebec / Newfoundland and Labrador border (disputed by Quebec)[1]
Newfoundland and Labrador
52°0′N 55°52′W / 52.000°N 55.867°W / 52.000; -55.867 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Strait of Belle Isle
52°0′N 55°18′W / 52.000°N 55.300°W / 52.000; -55.300 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador - Belle Isle
52°0′N 55°16′W / 52.000°N 55.267°W / 52.000; -55.267 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
52°0′N 10°13′W / 52.000°N 10.217°W / 52.000; -10.217 (Ireland)  Ireland
52°0′N 7°35′W / 52.000°N 7.583°W / 52.000; -7.583 (St George's Channel) St George's Channel
52°0′N 5°5′W / 52.000°N 5.083°W / 52.000; -5.083 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Wales
England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frank Jacobs (2012-07-10). "Oh, (No) Canada!". Opinionator: Borderlines. The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php