59th parallel north

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59th parallel north

The 59th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 59 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 18 hours, 30 minutes during the summer solstice and 6 hours, 11 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 59° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
59°0′N 0°0′E / 59.000°N 0.000°E / 59.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) North Sea
59°0′N 5°34′E / 59.000°N 5.567°E / 59.000; 5.567 (Norway)  Norway
59°0′N 10°3′E / 59.000°N 10.050°E / 59.000; 10.050 (Skagerrak) Skagerrak
59°0′N 11°2′E / 59.000°N 11.033°E / 59.000; 11.033 (Norway)  Norway Hvaler islands
59°0′N 11°6′E / 59.000°N 11.100°E / 59.000; 11.100 (Sweden)  Sweden
59°0′N 11°27′E / 59.000°N 11.450°E / 59.000; 11.450 (Norway)  Norway
59°0′N 11°42′E / 59.000°N 11.700°E / 59.000; 11.700 (Sweden)  Sweden Passing through Vänern lake, then passing about 35km south of Stockholm.
59°0′N 18°9′E / 59.000°N 18.150°E / 59.000; 18.150 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
59°0′N 22°30′E / 59.000°N 22.500°E / 59.000; 22.500 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Hiiumaa
59°0′N 22°52′E / 59.000°N 22.867°E / 59.000; 22.867 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
59°0′N 23°8′E / 59.000°N 23.133°E / 59.000; 23.133 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Vormsi and the mainland. Passing through Lake Peipsi-Pihkva
59°0′N 27°44′E / 59.000°N 27.733°E / 59.000; 27.733 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Rybinsk Reservoir
59°0′N 142°2′E / 59.000°N 142.033°E / 59.000; 142.033 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
59°0′N 150°29′E / 59.000°N 150.483°E / 59.000; 150.483 (Russia)  Russia Zavyalov Island
59°0′N 150°36′E / 59.000°N 150.600°E / 59.000; 150.600 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
59°0′N 151°14′E / 59.000°N 151.233°E / 59.000; 151.233 (Russia)  Russia
59°0′N 152°57′E / 59.000°N 152.950°E / 59.000; 152.950 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
59°0′N 159°44′E / 59.000°N 159.733°E / 59.000; 159.733 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
59°0′N 163°5′E / 59.000°N 163.083°E / 59.000; 163.083 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Litke Strait
59°0′N 163°54′E / 59.000°N 163.900°E / 59.000; 163.900 (Russia)  Russia Karaginsky Island
59°0′N 164°43′E / 59.000°N 164.717°E / 59.000; 164.717 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
59°0′N 161°49′W / 59.000°N 161.817°W / 59.000; -161.817 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°0′N 153°36′W / 59.000°N 153.600°W / 59.000; -153.600 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska - passing just north of the Barren Islands
59°0′N 138°10′W / 59.000°N 138.167°W / 59.000; -138.167 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°0′N 137°30′W / 59.000°N 137.500°W / 59.000; -137.500 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - for about 13 km
59°0′N 137°16′W / 59.000°N 137.267°W / 59.000; -137.267 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°0′N 134°24′W / 59.000°N 134.400°W / 59.000; -134.400 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba (not far north of Churchill).
59°0′N 94°43′W / 59.000°N 94.717°W / 59.000; -94.717 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay Passing just south of the Ottawa Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
59°0′N 78°21′W / 59.000°N 78.350°W / 59.000; -78.350 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - an island
Quebec
Nunavut - Tiercel Island
59°0′N 68°58′W / 59.000°N 68.967°W / 59.000; -68.967 (Ungava Bay) Ungava Bay
59°0′N 65°54′W / 59.000°N 65.900°W / 59.000; -65.900 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - some islands
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
59°0′N 63°13′W / 59.000°N 63.217°W / 59.000; -63.217 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
59°0′N 3°22′W / 59.000°N 3.367°W / 59.000; -3.367 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Scotland - Mainland, Orkney
59°0′N 2°55′W / 59.000°N 2.917°W / 59.000; -2.917 (North Sea) North Sea

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