71st parallel north

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71st parallel north

The 71st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 71 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 71° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
71°0′N 0°0′E / 71.000°N 0.000°E / 71.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
71°0′N 23°51′E / 71.000°N 23.850°E / 71.000; 23.850 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Rolvsøy, Havøya, Måsøy, Magerøya
71°0′N 26°8′E / 71.000°N 26.133°E / 71.000; 26.133 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
71°0′N 27°15′E / 71.000°N 27.250°E / 71.000; 27.250 (Norway)  Norway Nordkinn Peninsula
71°0′N 28°26′E / 71.000°N 28.433°E / 71.000; 28.433 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
71°0′N 53°0′E / 71.000°N 53.000°E / 71.000; 53.000 (Russia)  Russia Novaya Zemlya - islands of Mezhdusharskiy and Yuzhny
71°0′N 56°40′E / 71.000°N 56.667°E / 71.000; 56.667 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
71°0′N 66°41′E / 71.000°N 66.683°E / 71.000; 66.683 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula
71°0′N 72°35′E / 71.000°N 72.583°E / 71.000; 72.583 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
71°0′N 73°48′E / 71.000°N 73.800°E / 71.000; 73.800 (Russia)  Russia Gydan Peninsula
71°0′N 82°12′E / 71.000°N 82.200°E / 71.000; 82.200 (Yenisei Gulf) Yenisei Gulf
71°0′N 83°24′E / 71.000°N 83.400°E / 71.000; 83.400 (Russia)  Russia
71°0′N 130°15′E / 71.000°N 130.250°E / 71.000; 130.250 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea Buor-Khaya Gulf
71°0′N 131°46′E / 71.000°N 131.767°E / 71.000; 131.767 (Russia)  Russia
71°0′N 152°7′E / 71.000°N 152.117°E / 71.000; 152.117 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
71°0′N 154°50′E / 71.000°N 154.833°E / 71.000; 154.833 (Russia)  Russia
71°0′N 158°8′E / 71.000°N 158.133°E / 71.000; 158.133 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
71°0′N 178°37′E / 71.000°N 178.617°E / 71.000; 178.617 (Russia)  Russia Wrangel Island
71°0′N 178°14′W / 71.000°N 178.233°W / 71.000; -178.233 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
71°0′N 157°23′W / 71.000°N 157.383°W / 71.000; -157.383 (United States)  United States Alaska - North Slope
71°0′N 154°35′W / 71.000°N 154.583°W / 71.000; -154.583 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
71°0′N 127°19′W / 71.000°N 127.317°W / 71.000; -127.317 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf Passing just south of Banks Island, Northwest Territories,  Canada
71°0′N 118°24′W / 71.000°N 118.400°W / 71.000; -118.400 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Victoria Island
Nunavut - Victoria Island
71°0′N 104°24′W / 71.000°N 104.400°W / 71.000; -104.400 (M'Clintock Channel) M'Clintock Channel
71°0′N 99°15′W / 71.000°N 99.250°W / 71.000; -99.250 (Larsen Sound) Larsen Sound
71°0′N 96°28′W / 71.000°N 96.467°W / 71.000; -96.467 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Boothia Peninsula
71°0′N 92°52′W / 71.000°N 92.867°W / 71.000; -92.867 (Gulf of Boothia) Gulf of Boothia
71°0′N 89°15′W / 71.000°N 89.250°W / 71.000; -89.250 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
71°0′N 88°21′W / 71.000°N 88.350°W / 71.000; -88.350 (Bernier Bay) Bernier Bay
71°0′N 87°17′W / 71.000°N 87.283°W / 71.000; -87.283 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island, Sillem Island and Baffin Island again
71°0′N 70°34′W / 71.000°N 70.567°W / 71.000; -70.567 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
71°0′N 51°51′W / 71.000°N 51.850°W / 71.000; -51.850 (Greenland)  Greenland Mainland, and the island of Milne Land
71°0′N 25°43′W / 71.000°N 25.717°W / 71.000; -25.717 (Scoresby Sund) Scoresby Sund
71°0′N 24°12′W / 71.000°N 24.200°W / 71.000; -24.200 (Greenland)  Greenland Scoresby Land
71°0′N 21°46′W / 71.000°N 21.767°W / 71.000; -21.767 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
71°0′N 8°30′W / 71.000°N 8.500°W / 71.000; -8.500 (Norway)  Norway Island of Jan Mayen
71°0′N 8°6′W / 71.000°N 8.100°W / 71.000; -8.100 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea

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