69th parallel north

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69th parallel north

The 69th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 69 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America, and passes through some of the southern seas of the Arctic Ocean.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 69° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
69°0′N 0°0′E / 69.000°N 0.000°E / 69.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
69°0′N 15°0′E / 69.000°N 15.000°E / 69.000; 15.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Langøya, Andøya, Bjarkøya and Dyrøya, and the mainland (Troms)
69°0′N 20°11′E / 69.000°N 20.183°E / 69.000; 20.183 (Sweden)  Sweden
69°0′N 20°51′E / 69.000°N 20.850°E / 69.000; 20.850 (Finland)  Finland
69°0′N 22°6′E / 69.000°N 22.100°E / 69.000; 22.100 (Norway)  Norway Finnmark
69°0′N 25°44′E / 69.000°N 25.733°E / 69.000; 25.733 (Finland)  Finland
69°0′N 28°44′E / 69.000°N 28.733°E / 69.000; 28.733 (Russia)  Russia Kola Peninsula
69°0′N 36°37′E / 69.000°N 36.617°E / 69.000; 36.617 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
69°0′N 48°12′E / 69.000°N 48.200°E / 69.000; 48.200 (Russia)  Russia Island of Kolguyev
69°0′N 50°9′E / 69.000°N 50.150°E / 69.000; 50.150 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Pechora Sea
69°0′N 60°58′E / 69.000°N 60.967°E / 69.000; 60.967 (Russia)  Russia Yugorsky Peninsula
69°0′N 66°24′E / 69.000°N 66.400°E / 69.000; 66.400 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea Baydaratskaya Bay
69°0′N 68°26′E / 69.000°N 68.433°E / 69.000; 68.433 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula
69°0′N 72°32′E / 69.000°N 72.533°E / 69.000; 72.533 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
69°0′N 74°5′E / 69.000°N 74.083°E / 69.000; 74.083 (Taz Estuary) Taz Estuary
69°0′N 77°3′E / 69.000°N 77.050°E / 69.000; 77.050 (Russia)  Russia
69°0′N 169°26′E / 69.000°N 169.433°E / 69.000; 169.433 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Chaunskaya Bay
69°0′N 170°58′E / 69.000°N 170.967°E / 69.000; 170.967 (Russia)  Russia
69°0′N 179°56′E / 69.000°N 179.933°E / 69.000; 179.933 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
69°0′N 163°55′W / 69.000°N 163.917°W / 69.000; -163.917 (United States)  United States Alaska
69°0′N 141°0′W / 69.000°N 141.000°W / 69.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
69°0′N 137°26′W / 69.000°N 137.433°W / 69.000; -137.433 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea Mackenzie Bay
69°0′N 136°7′W / 69.000°N 136.117°W / 69.000; -136.117 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Richards Island and mainland
Nunavut
69°0′N 117°52′W / 69.000°N 117.867°W / 69.000; -117.867 (Dolphin and Union Strait) Dolphin and Union Strait
69°0′N 113°33′W / 69.000°N 113.550°W / 69.000; -113.550 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Victoria Island
69°0′N 107°24′W / 69.000°N 107.400°W / 69.000; -107.400 (Dease Strait) Dease Strait
69°0′N 105°2′W / 69.000°N 105.033°W / 69.000; -105.033 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Victoria Island
69°0′N 101°51′W / 69.000°N 101.850°W / 69.000; -101.850 (Victoria Strait) Victoria Strait
69°0′N 100°37′W / 69.000°N 100.617°W / 69.000; -100.617 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Royal Geographical Society Islands
69°0′N 99°58′W / 69.000°N 99.967°W / 69.000; -99.967 (Alexandra Strait) Alexandra Strait
69°0′N 99°30′W / 69.000°N 99.500°W / 69.000; -99.500 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - King William Island
69°0′N 95°53′W / 69.000°N 95.883°W / 69.000; -95.883 (Rae Strait) Rae Strait
69°0′N 94°21′W / 69.000°N 94.350°W / 69.000; -94.350 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
69°0′N 90°35′W / 69.000°N 90.583°W / 69.000; -90.583 (Pelly Bay) Pelly Bay
69°0′N 89°42′W / 69.000°N 89.700°W / 69.000; -89.700 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Simpson Peninsula
69°0′N 88°27′W / 69.000°N 88.450°W / 69.000; -88.450 (Committee Bay) Committee Bay
69°0′N 84°54′W / 69.000°N 84.900°W / 69.000; -84.900 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Melville Peninsula
69°0′N 81°32′W / 69.000°N 81.533°W / 69.000; -81.533 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
69°0′N 79°17′W / 69.000°N 79.283°W / 69.000; -79.283 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Rowley Island
69°0′N 78°42′W / 69.000°N 78.700°W / 69.000; -78.700 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
69°0′N 76°37′W / 69.000°N 76.617°W / 69.000; -76.617 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
69°0′N 67°57′W / 69.000°N 67.950°W / 69.000; -67.950 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
69°0′N 51°7′W / 69.000°N 51.117°W / 69.000; -51.117 (Greenland)  Greenland
69°0′N 25°40′W / 69.000°N 25.667°W / 69.000; -25.667 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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