66th parallel north

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66th parallel north

The 66th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 66 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, about 61 km south of the Arctic Circle. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 66° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
66°0′N 0°0′E / 66.000°N 0.000°E / 66.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
66°0′N 12°13′E / 66.000°N 12.217°E / 66.000; 12.217 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Nord-Herøy and Alsten, and the mainland (Nordland)
66°0′N 14°33′E / 66.000°N 14.550°E / 66.000; 14.550 (Sweden)  Sweden
66°0′N 24°2′E / 66.000°N 24.033°E / 66.000; 24.033 (Finland)  Finland
66°0′N 30°0′E / 66.000°N 30.000°E / 66.000; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
66°0′N 34°37′E / 66.000°N 34.617°E / 66.000; 34.617 (White Sea) White Sea
66°0′N 40°54′E / 66.000°N 40.900°E / 66.000; 40.900 (Russia)  Russia
66°0′N 179°45′W / 66.000°N 179.750°W / 66.000; -179.750 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Gulf of Anadyr
66°0′N 178°52′W / 66.000°N 178.867°W / 66.000; -178.867 (Russia)  Russia Chukchi Peninsula
66°0′N 170°11′W / 66.000°N 170.183°W / 66.000; -170.183 (Bering Strait) Bering Strait
66°0′N 166°58′W / 66.000°N 166.967°W / 66.000; -166.967 (United States)  United States Alaska
66°0′N 141°0′W / 66.000°N 141.000°W / 66.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - for about 16 km
Yukon - for about 16 km
Northwest Territories - for about 9 km
Yukon - for about 8 km
Northwest Territories - passing through Great Bear Lake
Nunavut
66°0′N 86°4′W / 66.000°N 86.067°W / 66.000; -86.067 (Roes Welcome Sound) Roes Welcome Sound
66°0′N 85°9′W / 66.000°N 85.150°W / 66.000; -85.150 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - White Island
66°0′N 84°53′W / 66.000°N 84.883°W / 66.000; -84.883 (Frozen Strait) Frozen Strait
66°0′N 84°22′W / 66.000°N 84.367°W / 66.000; -84.367 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Vansittart Island
66°0′N 83°52′W / 66.000°N 83.867°W / 66.000; -83.867 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
66°0′N 83°33′W / 66.000°N 83.550°W / 66.000; -83.550 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Nunaariatjuaq Island
66°0′N 83°30′W / 66.000°N 83.500°W / 66.000; -83.500 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
66°0′N 74°17′W / 66.000°N 74.283°W / 66.000; -74.283 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
66°0′N 67°0′W / 66.000°N 67.000°W / 66.000; -67.000 (Cumberland Sound) Cumberland Sound
66°0′N 65°57′W / 66.000°N 65.950°W / 66.000; -65.950 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
66°0′N 61°59′W / 66.000°N 61.983°W / 66.000; -61.983 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
66°0′N 53°30′W / 66.000°N 53.500°W / 66.000; -53.500 (Greenland)  Greenland
66°0′N 35°44′W / 66.000°N 35.733°W / 66.000; -35.733 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Denmark Strait
66°0′N 23°48′W / 66.000°N 23.800°W / 66.000; -23.800 (Iceland)  Iceland Westfjords peninsula
66°0′N 21°19′W / 66.000°N 21.317°W / 66.000; -21.317 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Húnaflói
66°0′N 20°25′W / 66.000°N 20.417°W / 66.000; -20.417 (Iceland)  Iceland
66°0′N 14°38′W / 66.000°N 14.633°W / 66.000; -14.633 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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