70th parallel north

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70th parallel north
On Victoria Island, Canada, part of the border between Northwest Territories (green) and Nunavut (white) is defined by the 70th parallel north

The 70th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 70 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 70° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
70°0′N 0°0′E / 70.000°N 0.000°E / 70.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
70°0′N 18°40′E / 70.000°N 18.667°E / 70.000; 18.667 (Norway)  Norway Troms - islands of Rebbenesøya, Ringvassøy, Reinøya, Karlsøya and Kågen; mainland; island of Skorpa; mainland
Finnmark (mainland)
70°0′N 27°22′E / 70.000°N 27.367°E / 70.000; 27.367 (Finland)  Finland Passing about 10 km south of the northernmost point of Finland, which is located at 70°05.537′N 27°57.335′E / 70.092283°N 27.955583°E / 70.092283; 27.955583 in the village of Nuorgam
70°0′N 28°2′E / 70.000°N 28.033°E / 70.000; 28.033 (Norway)  Norway Finnmark
70°0′N 29°30′E / 70.000°N 29.500°E / 70.000; 29.500 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
70°0′N 58°44′E / 70.000°N 58.733°E / 70.000; 58.733 (Russia)  Russia Vaygach Island
70°0′N 60°12′E / 70.000°N 60.200°E / 70.000; 60.200 (Barents Sea) Kara Sea
70°0′N 66°56′E / 70.000°N 66.933°E / 70.000; 66.933 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula
70°0′N 72°30′E / 70.000°N 72.500°E / 70.000; 72.500 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
70°0′N 73°45′E / 70.000°N 73.750°E / 70.000; 73.750 (Russia)  Russia
70°0′N 159°53′E / 70.000°N 159.883°E / 70.000; 159.883 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
70°0′N 168°13′E / 70.000°N 168.217°E / 70.000; 168.217 (Russia)  Russia Ayon Island
70°0′N 168°31′E / 70.000°N 168.517°E / 70.000; 168.517 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
70°0′N 170°35′E / 70.000°N 170.583°E / 70.000; 170.583 (Russia)  Russia
70°0′N 171°48′E / 70.000°N 171.800°E / 70.000; 171.800 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
70°0′N 177°56′E / 70.000°N 177.933°E / 70.000; 177.933 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
70°0′N 162°27′W / 70.000°N 162.450°W / 70.000; -162.450 (United States)  United States Alaska
70°0′N 142°34′W / 70.000°N 142.567°W / 70.000; -142.567 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°0′N 131°2′W / 70.000°N 131.033°W / 70.000; -131.033 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula
70°0′N 129°30′W / 70.000°N 129.500°W / 70.000; -129.500 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°0′N 128°18′W / 70.000°N 128.300°W / 70.000; -128.300 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Cape Bathurst Peninsula
70°0′N 126°54′W / 70.000°N 126.900°W / 70.000; -126.900 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
70°0′N 125°12′W / 70.000°N 125.200°W / 70.000; -125.200 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Parry Peninsula
70°0′N 124°30′W / 70.000°N 124.500°W / 70.000; -124.500 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
70°0′N 117°22′W / 70.000°N 117.367°W / 70.000; -117.367 (Canada)  Canada On Victoria Island:
- Northwest Territories
- Northwest Territories / Nunavut border
- Northwest Territories
- Northwest Territories / Nunavut border
- Nunavut
70°0′N 100°48′W / 70.000°N 100.800°W / 70.000; -100.800 (Victoria Strait) Victoria Strait
70°0′N 98°50′W / 70.000°N 98.833°W / 70.000; -98.833 (Larsen Sound) Larsen Sound Passing just north of King William Island, Nunavut,  Canada
70°0′N 97°35′W / 70.000°N 97.583°W / 70.000; -97.583 (James Ross Strait) James Ross Strait Passing just north of the Clarence Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
70°0′N 96°17′W / 70.000°N 96.283°W / 70.000; -96.283 (Canada)  Canada Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut
70°0′N 92°1′W / 70.000°N 92.017°W / 70.000; -92.017 (Gulf of Boothia) Gulf of Boothia
70°0′N 86°54′W / 70.000°N 86.900°W / 70.000; -86.900 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Crown Prince Frederik Island
70°0′N 86°27′W / 70.000°N 86.450°W / 70.000; -86.450 (Fury and Hecla Strait) Fury and Hecla Strait
70°0′N 84°20′W / 70.000°N 84.333°W / 70.000; -84.333 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
70°0′N 81°9′W / 70.000°N 81.150°W / 70.000; -81.150 (Murray Maxwell Bay) Murray Maxwell Bay
70°0′N 80°19′W / 70.000°N 80.317°W / 70.000; -80.317 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
70°0′N 78°39′W / 70.000°N 78.650°W / 70.000; -78.650 (Steensby Inlet) Steensby Inlet
70°0′N 77°41′W / 70.000°N 77.683°W / 70.000; -77.683 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
70°0′N 67°20′W / 70.000°N 67.333°W / 70.000; -67.333 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay Northern limit of the Davis Strait
70°0′N 54°38′W / 70.000°N 54.633°W / 70.000; -54.633 (Greenland)  Greenland Disko Island and mainland
70°0′N 22°18′W / 70.000°N 22.300°W / 70.000; -22.300 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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