57th parallel north

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57th parallel north

The 57th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 57 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 17 hours, 53 minutes during the summer solstice and 6 hours, 43 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 57° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
57°0′N 0°0′E / 57.000°N 0.000°E / 57.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) North Sea
57°0′N 8°26′E / 57.000°N 8.433°E / 57.000; 8.433 (Denmark)  Denmark North Jutlandic Island and Jutland mainland
57°0′N 10°21′E / 57.000°N 10.350°E / 57.000; 10.350 (Kattegat) Kattegat
57°0′N 12°21′E / 57.000°N 12.350°E / 57.000; 12.350 (Sweden)  Sweden
57°0′N 16°32′E / 57.000°N 16.533°E / 57.000; 16.533 (Kalmar Strait) Kalmar Strait
57°0′N 16°47′E / 57.000°N 16.783°E / 57.000; 16.783 (Sweden)  Sweden Island of Öland
57°0′N 16°55′E / 57.000°N 16.917°E / 57.000; 16.917 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
57°0′N 18°13′E / 57.000°N 18.217°E / 57.000; 18.217 (Sweden)  Sweden Island of Gotland
57°0′N 18°24′E / 57.000°N 18.400°E / 57.000; 18.400 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
57°0′N 21°22′E / 57.000°N 21.367°E / 57.000; 21.367 (Latvia)  Latvia
57°0′N 23°32′E / 57.000°N 23.533°E / 57.000; 23.533 (Gulf of Riga) Gulf of Riga
57°0′N 23°54′E / 57.000°N 23.900°E / 57.000; 23.900 (Latvia)  Latvia Passing just north of Riga
57°0′N 27°43′E / 57.000°N 27.717°E / 57.000; 27.717 (Russia)  Russia
57°0′N 138°45′E / 57.000°N 138.750°E / 57.000; 138.750 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
57°0′N 156°31′E / 57.000°N 156.517°E / 57.000; 156.517 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
57°0′N 162°51′E / 57.000°N 162.850°E / 57.000; 162.850 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just south of Saint Paul Island, Alaska,  United States
57°0′N 158°40′W / 57.000°N 158.667°W / 57.000; -158.667 (United States)  United States Alaska - Alaska Peninsula
57°0′N 156°33′W / 57.000°N 156.550°W / 57.000; -156.550 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
57°0′N 154°32′W / 57.000°N 154.533°W / 57.000; -154.533 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kodiak Island and Sitkalidak Island
57°0′N 153°17′W / 57.000°N 153.283°W / 57.000; -153.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
57°0′N 135°50′W / 57.000°N 135.833°W / 57.000; -135.833 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kruzof Island
57°0′N 135°45′W / 57.000°N 135.750°W / 57.000; -135.750 (Sitka Sound) Sitka Sound
57°0′N 135°15′W / 57.000°N 135.250°W / 57.000; -135.250 (United States)  United States Alaska - Baranof Island
57°0′N 134°43′W / 57.000°N 134.717°W / 57.000; -134.717 (Chatham Strait) Chatham Strait Passing just south of Admiralty Island, Alaska,  United States
57°0′N 134°30′W / 57.000°N 134.500°W / 57.000; -134.500 (Frederick Sound) Frederick Sound
57°0′N 134°0′W / 57.000°N 134.000°W / 57.000; -134.000 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kupreanof Island and the Alaska Panhandle
57°0′N 132°3′W / 57.000°N 132.050°W / 57.000; -132.050 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
57°0′N 89°54′W / 57.000°N 89.900°W / 57.000; -89.900 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay Passing just north of the Belcher Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
57°0′N 76°42′W / 57.000°N 76.700°W / 57.000; -76.700 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Christie Island
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
57°0′N 61°22′W / 57.000°N 61.367°W / 57.000; -61.367 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
57°0′N 7°31′W / 57.000°N 7.517°W / 57.000; -7.517 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland - Island of Barra
57°0′N 7°22′W / 57.000°N 7.367°W / 57.000; -7.367 (Sea of the Hebrides) Sea of the Hebrides
57°0′N 6°27′W / 57.000°N 6.450°W / 57.000; -6.450 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland - Island of Rùm
57°0′N 6°15′W / 57.000°N 6.250°W / 57.000; -6.250 (Sea of the Hebrides) Sea of the Hebrides
57°0′N 5°50′W / 57.000°N 5.833°W / 57.000; -5.833 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland
57°0′N 2°10′W / 57.000°N 2.167°W / 57.000; -2.167 (North Sea) North Sea

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