68th parallel north

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68th parallel north

The 68th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 68 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 68° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
68°0′N 0°0′E / 68.000°N 0.000°E / 68.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
68°0′N 12°57′E / 68.000°N 12.950°E / 68.000; 12.950 (Norway)  Norway Island of Moskenesøya
68°0′N 13°14′E / 68.000°N 13.233°E / 68.000; 13.233 (Vestfjord) Vestfjorden
68°0′N 15°6′E / 68.000°N 15.100°E / 68.000; 15.100 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Engeløya, Lundøya and Finnøya, and the mainland (Nordland)
68°0′N 17°1′E / 68.000°N 17.017°E / 68.000; 17.017 (Sweden)  Sweden
68°0′N 17°48′E / 68.000°N 17.800°E / 68.000; 17.800 (Norway)  Norway For about 5 km
68°0′N 17°56′E / 68.000°N 17.933°E / 68.000; 17.933 (Sweden)  Sweden
68°0′N 23°33′E / 68.000°N 23.550°E / 68.000; 23.550 (Finland)  Finland
68°0′N 29°25′E / 68.000°N 29.417°E / 68.000; 29.417 (Russia)  Russia Kola Peninsula
68°0′N 39°58′E / 68.000°N 39.967°E / 68.000; 39.967 (White Sea) White Sea
68°0′N 44°14′E / 68.000°N 44.233°E / 68.000; 44.233 (Russia)  Russia Kanin Peninsula
68°0′N 46°33′E / 68.000°N 46.550°E / 68.000; 46.550 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
68°0′N 49°43′E / 68.000°N 49.717°E / 68.000; 49.717 (Russia)  Russia
68°0′N 73°7′E / 68.000°N 73.117°E / 68.000; 73.117 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
68°0′N 74°48′E / 68.000°N 74.800°E / 68.000; 74.800 (Russia)  Russia
68°0′N 176°31′W / 68.000°N 176.517°W / 68.000; -176.517 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
68°0′N 165°15′W / 68.000°N 165.250°W / 68.000; -165.250 (United States)  United States Alaska
68°0′N 141°0′W / 68.000°N 141.000°W / 68.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
68°0′N 115°7′W / 68.000°N 115.117°W / 68.000; -115.117 (Coronation Gulf) Coronation Gulf Passing just north of the Couper, Berens and Lawford Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
Passing just north of Hepburn Island, Nunavut,  Canada
Passing just south of the Jameson Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
68°0′N 110°9′W / 68.000°N 110.150°W / 68.000; -110.150 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
68°0′N 110°0′W / 68.000°N 110.000°W / 68.000; -110.000 (Bathurst Inlet) Bathurst Inlet
68°0′N 109°26′W / 68.000°N 109.433°W / 68.000; -109.433 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Chapman Islands
68°0′N 109°0′W / 68.000°N 109.000°W / 68.000; -109.000 (Bathurst Inlet) Bathurst Inlet Passing just north of Lewes Island, Nunavut,  Canada
Fishers Island, Nunavut,  Canada
68°0′N 107°53′W / 68.000°N 107.883°W / 68.000; -107.883 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
68°0′N 103°17′W / 68.000°N 103.283°W / 68.000; -103.283 (Queen Maud Gulf) Queen Maud Gulf
68°0′N 98°59′W / 68.000°N 98.983°W / 68.000; -98.983 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - O'Reilly Island, Klutschak Peninsula and Adelaide Peninsula
68°0′N 96°6′W / 68.000°N 96.100°W / 68.000; -96.100 (Chantrey Inlet) Chantrey Inlet
68°0′N 95°25′W / 68.000°N 95.417°W / 68.000; -95.417 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
68°0′N 88°20′W / 68.000°N 88.333°W / 68.000; -88.333 (Committee Bay) Committee Bay
68°0′N 86°48′W / 68.000°N 86.800°W / 68.000; -86.800 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Wales Island and Melville Peninsula
68°0′N 82°9′W / 68.000°N 82.150°W / 68.000; -82.150 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
68°0′N 77°2′W / 68.000°N 77.033°W / 68.000; -77.033 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Prince Charles Island, Air Force Island and Baffin Island
68°0′N 64°46′W / 68.000°N 64.767°W / 68.000; -64.767 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
68°0′N 53°47′W / 68.000°N 53.783°W / 68.000; -53.783 (Greenland)  Greenland
68°0′N 32°7′W / 68.000°N 32.117°W / 68.000; -32.117 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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