81st parallel north

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81st parallel north

The 81st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 81 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 81° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
81°0′N 0°0′E / 81.000°N 0.000°E / 81.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
81°0′N 11°43′E / 81.000°N 11.717°E / 81.000; 11.717 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean Passing between Arthur Island and Zemlya Georga, Franz Josef Land,  Russia
81°0′N 54°27′E / 81.000°N 54.450°E / 81.000; 54.450 (Russia)  Russia Franz Josef Land - Salisbury Island, Ziegler Island and Greely Island
81°0′N 58°45′E / 81.000°N 58.750°E / 81.000; 58.750 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°0′N 60°13′E / 81.000°N 60.217°E / 81.000; 60.217 (Russia)  Russia Franz Josef Land - La Ronciere Island
81°0′N 61°31′E / 81.000°N 61.517°E / 81.000; 61.517 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°0′N 64°10′E / 81.000°N 64.167°E / 81.000; 64.167 (Russia)  Russia Franz Josef Land - Graham Bell Island
81°0′N 65°20′E / 81.000°N 65.333°E / 81.000; 65.333 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea Passing just north of Ushakov Island,  Russia
Passing just south of Schmidt Island, Severnaya Zemlya,  Russia
81°0′N 93°45′E / 81.000°N 93.750°E / 81.000; 93.750 (Russia)  Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Komsomolets Island
81°0′N 96°36′E / 81.000°N 96.600°E / 81.000; 96.600 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°0′N 95°16′W / 81.000°N 95.267°W / 81.000; -95.267 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island
81°0′N 91°38′W / 81.000°N 91.633°W / 81.000; -91.633 (Nansen Sound) Nansen Sound
81°0′N 88°14′W / 81.000°N 88.233°W / 81.000; -88.233 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
81°0′N 66°52′W / 81.000°N 66.867°W / 81.000; -66.867 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
81°0′N 64°25′W / 81.000°N 64.417°W / 81.000; -64.417 (Greenland)  Greenland
81°0′N 14°18′W / 81.000°N 14.300°W / 81.000; -14.300 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

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