77th parallel north

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77th parallel north

The 77th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 77 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America. It is the northernmost integral parallel that passes through continental mainland (namely the Taymyr Peninsula of Siberia).

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 77° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
77°0′N 0°0′E / 77.000°N 0.000°E / 77.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
77°0′N 16°30′E / 77.000°N 16.500°E / 77.000; 16.500 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen
77°0′N 17°15′E / 77.000°N 17.250°E / 77.000; 17.250 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
77°0′N 67°40′E / 77.000°N 67.667°E / 77.000; 67.667 (Russia)  Russia Novaya Zemlya - Severny Island (northernmost point)
77°0′N 67°57′E / 77.000°N 67.950°E / 77.000; 67.950 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
77°0′N 88°50′E / 77.000°N 88.833°E / 77.000; 88.833 (Russia)  Russia Slozhnyy Island
77°0′N 88°53′E / 77.000°N 88.883°E / 77.000; 88.883 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
77°0′N 95°21′E / 77.000°N 95.350°E / 77.000; 95.350 (Russia)  Russia Russkiy Island
77°0′N 96°15′E / 77.000°N 96.250°E / 77.000; 96.250 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
77°0′N 101°20′E / 77.000°N 101.333°E / 77.000; 101.333 (Russia)  Russia Taymyr Peninsula
77°0′N 107°18′E / 77.000°N 107.300°E / 77.000; 107.300 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
77°0′N 107°57′E / 77.000°N 107.950°E / 77.000; 107.950 (Russia)  Russia Faddey Islands
77°0′N 108°4′E / 77.000°N 108.067°E / 77.000; 108.067 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
77°0′N 132°2′E / 77.000°N 132.033°E / 77.000; 132.033 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°0′N 154°16′E / 77.000°N 154.267°E / 77.000; 154.267 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Passing just south of Henrietta Island,  Russia
77°0′N 157°10′E / 77.000°N 157.167°E / 77.000; 157.167 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°0′N 120°4′W / 77.000°N 120.067°W / 77.000; -120.067 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories - Prince Patrick Island
77°0′N 116°0′W / 77.000°N 116.000°W / 77.000; -116.000 (Moore Bay) Moore Bay
77°0′N 115°40′W / 77.000°N 115.667°W / 77.000; -115.667 Unnamed waterbody Passing just north of Emerald Isle, Northwest Territories,  Canada
Passing just south of Fitzwilliam Owen Island, Northwest Territories,  Canada
Passing just south of Eight Bears Island, Northwest Territories,  Canada
77°0′N 111°33′W / 77.000°N 111.550°W / 77.000; -111.550 (Hazen Strait) Hazen Strait Passing just north of Vesey Hamilton Island, Nunavut,  Canada
77°0′N 109°0′W / 77.000°N 109.000°W / 77.000; -109.000 (Byam Martin Channel) Byam Martin Channel
77°0′N 104°52′W / 77.000°N 104.867°W / 77.000; -104.867 (Desbarats Strait) Desbarats Strait Passing just south of the Findlay Group, Nunavut,  Canada
77°0′N 103°38′W / 77.000°N 103.633°W / 77.000; -103.633 Unnamed waterbody
77°0′N 97°25′W / 77.000°N 97.417°W / 77.000; -97.417 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Crescent Island
77°0′N 97°8′W / 77.000°N 97.133°W / 77.000; -97.133 (Napier Bay) Napier Bay
77°0′N 96°17′W / 77.000°N 96.283°W / 77.000; -96.283 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Devon Island
77°0′N 95°13′W / 77.000°N 95.217°W / 77.000; -95.217 (Norwegian Bay) Norwegian Bay
77°0′N 88°43′W / 77.000°N 88.717°W / 77.000; -88.717 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
77°0′N 79°15′W / 77.000°N 79.250°W / 77.000; -79.250 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay Smith Bay
77°0′N 78°22′W / 77.000°N 78.367°W / 77.000; -78.367 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
77°0′N 78°4′W / 77.000°N 78.067°W / 77.000; -78.067 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
77°0′N 71°19′W / 77.000°N 71.317°W / 77.000; -71.317 (Greenland)  Greenland
77°0′N 18°14′W / 77.000°N 18.233°W / 77.000; -18.233 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

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