61st parallel north

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61st parallel north

The 61st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 61 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 19 hours, 16 minutes during the summer solstice and 5 hours, 32 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 61° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
61°0′N 0°0′E / 61.000°N 0.000°E / 61.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Defines the border between North Sea and Norwegian Sea
61°0′N 4°40′E / 61.000°N 4.667°E / 61.000; 4.667 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Ytre Sula and Hiserøyna, and the mainland
61°0′N 12°14′E / 61.000°N 12.233°E / 61.000; 12.233 (Sweden)  Sweden
61°0′N 17°13′E / 61.000°N 17.217°E / 61.000; 17.217 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia
61°0′N 21°17′E / 61.000°N 21.283°E / 61.000; 21.283 (Finland)  Finland
61°0′N 28°41′E / 61.000°N 28.683°E / 61.000; 28.683 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Ladoga, Lake Onega and by the approximate hypocentre of the 1908 Tunguska event
61°0′N 156°5′E / 61.000°N 156.083°E / 61.000; 156.083 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Gizhigin Bay
61°0′N 159°53′E / 61.000°N 159.883°E / 61.000; 159.883 (Russia)  Russia
61°0′N 161°10′E / 61.000°N 161.167°E / 61.000; 161.167 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Penzhin Bay
61°0′N 163°30′E / 61.000°N 163.500°E / 61.000; 163.500 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
61°0′N 172°11′E / 61.000°N 172.183°E / 61.000; 172.183 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
61°0′N 165°10′W / 61.000°N 165.167°W / 61.000; -165.167 (United States)  United States Alaska
61°0′N 151°30′W / 61.000°N 151.500°W / 61.000; -151.500 (Cook Inlet) Cook Inlet
61°0′N 150°31′W / 61.000°N 150.517°W / 61.000; -150.517 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kenai Peninsula
61°0′N 150°19′W / 61.000°N 150.317°W / 61.000; -150.317 (Cook Inlet) Cook Inlet Turnagain Arm
61°0′N 149°39′W / 61.000°N 149.650°W / 61.000; -149.650 (United States)  United States Alaska
61°0′N 141°0′W / 61.000°N 141.000°W / 61.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - passing through the Great Slave Lake
Nunavut
61°0′N 94°10′W / 61.000°N 94.167°W / 61.000; -94.167 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay
61°0′N 77°59′W / 61.000°N 77.983°W / 61.000; -77.983 (Canada)  Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
Nunavut - Diana Island
61°0′N 69°55′W / 61.000°N 69.917°W / 61.000; -69.917 (Diana Bay) Diana Bay
61°0′N 69°40′W / 61.000°N 69.667°W / 61.000; -69.667 (Canada)  Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
61°0′N 69°28′W / 61.000°N 69.467°W / 61.000; -69.467 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
61°0′N 64°43′W / 61.000°N 64.717°W / 61.000; -64.717 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
61°0′N 48°24′W / 61.000°N 48.400°W / 61.000; -48.400 (Greenland)  Greenland
61°0′N 42°41′W / 61.000°N 42.683°W / 61.000; -42.683 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of Out Stack, Muckle Flugga and Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland,  United Kingdom

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