72nd parallel north

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72nd parallel north

The 72nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 72 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 72° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
72°0′N 0°0′E / 72.000°N 0.000°E / 72.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
72°0′N 23°53′E / 72.000°N 23.883°E / 72.000; 23.883 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
72°0′N 51°31′E / 72.000°N 51.517°E / 72.000; 51.517 (Russia)  Russia Novaya Zemlya - Yuzhny Island
72°0′N 55°22′E / 72.000°N 55.367°E / 72.000; 55.367 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
72°0′N 68°36′E / 72.000°N 68.600°E / 72.000; 68.600 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula
72°0′N 72°31′E / 72.000°N 72.517°E / 72.000; 72.517 (Gulf of Ob) Gulf of Ob
72°0′N 74°34′E / 72.000°N 74.567°E / 72.000; 74.567 (Russia)  Russia Gydan Peninsula - passing through Khalmyer Bay and Yuratski Bay
72°0′N 80°50′E / 72.000°N 80.833°E / 72.000; 80.833 (Yenisei Gulf) Yenisei Gulf
72°0′N 82°32′E / 72.000°N 82.533°E / 72.000; 82.533 (Russia)  Russia
72°0′N 129°8′E / 72.000°N 129.133°E / 72.000; 129.133 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
72°0′N 139°45′E / 72.000°N 139.750°E / 72.000; 139.750 (Russia)  Russia
72°0′N 149°57′E / 72.000°N 149.950°E / 72.000; 149.950 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
72°0′N 178°1′E / 72.000°N 178.017°E / 72.000; 178.017 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°0′N 152°16′W / 72.000°N 152.267°W / 72.000; -152.267 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
72°0′N 125°45′W / 72.000°N 125.750°W / 72.000; -125.750 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Banks Island
72°0′N 120°20′W / 72.000°N 120.333°W / 72.000; -120.333 (Prince of Wales Strait) Prince of Wales Strait
72°0′N 118°53′W / 72.000°N 118.883°W / 72.000; -118.883 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Victoria Island
Nunavut - Victoria Island
72°0′N 108°23′W / 72.000°N 108.383°W / 72.000; -108.383 (Hadley Bay) Hadley Bay
72°0′N 107°31′W / 72.000°N 107.517°W / 72.000; -107.517 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Victoria Island
72°0′N 104°49′W / 72.000°N 104.817°W / 72.000; -104.817 (M'Clintock Channel) M'Clintock Channel
72°0′N 100°18′W / 72.000°N 100.300°W / 72.000; -100.300 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Prince of Wales Island
72°0′N 96°27′W / 72.000°N 96.450°W / 72.000; -96.450 (Peel Sound) Peel Sound
72°0′N 95°12′W / 72.000°N 95.200°W / 72.000; -95.200 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Somerset Island
72°0′N 94°2′W / 72.000°N 94.033°W / 72.000; -94.033 (Prince Regent Inlet) Prince Regent Inlet
72°0′N 89°58′W / 72.000°N 89.967°W / 72.000; -89.967 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
72°0′N 86°21′W / 72.000°N 86.350°W / 72.000; -86.350 (Admiralty Inlet) Admiralty Inlet
72°0′N 86°0′W / 72.000°N 86.000°W / 72.000; -86.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
72°0′N 74°8′W / 72.000°N 74.133°W / 72.000; -74.133 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
72°0′N 55°36′W / 72.000°N 55.600°W / 72.000; -55.600 (Greenland)  Greenland
72°0′N 22°56′W / 72.000°N 22.933°W / 72.000; -22.933 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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