62nd parallel north

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62nd parallel north

The 62nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 62 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, 45 minutes during the summer solstice and 5 hours, 9 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 62° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
62°0′N 0°0′E / 62.000°N 0.000°E / 62.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
62°0′N 4°59′E / 62.000°N 4.983°E / 62.000; 4.983 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Vågsøy and Barmøya, and the mainland
62°0′N 12°13′E / 62.000°N 12.217°E / 62.000; 12.217 (Sweden)  Sweden
62°0′N 17°27′E / 62.000°N 17.450°E / 62.000; 17.450 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia
62°0′N 21°17′E / 62.000°N 21.283°E / 62.000; 21.283 (Finland)  Finland
62°0′N 30°23′E / 62.000°N 30.383°E / 62.000; 30.383 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Onega
62°0′N 163°8′E / 62.000°N 163.133°E / 62.000; 163.133 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Penzhin Bay
62°0′N 164°6′E / 62.000°N 164.100°E / 62.000; 164.100 (Russia)  Russia
62°0′N 175°11′E / 62.000°N 175.183°E / 62.000; 175.183 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
62°0′N 165°46′W / 62.000°N 165.767°W / 62.000; -165.767 (United States)  United States Alaska
62°0′N 141°0′W / 62.000°N 141.000°W / 62.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - passing through the Great Slave Lake
Nunavut
62°0′N 93°8′W / 62.000°N 93.133°W / 62.000; -93.133 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay Passing just south of Coats Island, Nunavut,  Canada
62°0′N 80°16′W / 62.000°N 80.267°W / 62.000; -80.267 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Mansel Island
62°0′N 79°24′W / 62.000°N 79.400°W / 62.000; -79.400 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay
62°0′N 78°10′W / 62.000°N 78.167°W / 62.000; -78.167 (Canada)  Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
62°0′N 72°34′W / 62.000°N 72.567°W / 62.000; -72.567 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
62°0′N 72°17′W / 62.000°N 72.283°W / 62.000; -72.283 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Smooth Island
62°0′N 72°15′W / 62.000°N 72.250°W / 62.000; -72.250 (Hudson Strait) Hudson Strait
62°0′N 66°44′W / 62.000°N 66.733°W / 62.000; -66.733 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
62°0′N 66°6′W / 62.000°N 66.100°W / 62.000; -66.100 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait Passing just north of Edgell Island, Nunavut,  Canada
62°0′N 49°43′W / 62.000°N 49.717°W / 62.000; -49.717 (Greenland)  Greenland
62°0′N 42°7′W / 62.000°N 42.117°W / 62.000; -42.117 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
62°0′N 7°0′W / 62.000°N 7.000°W / 62.000; -7.000 (Faroe Islands)  Faroe Islands Islands of Koltur, Streymoy and Nólsoy
62°0′N 6°38′W / 62.000°N 6.633°W / 62.000; -6.633 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea

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