79th parallel north

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79th parallel north

The 79th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 79 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 79° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
79°0′N 0°0′E / 79.000°N 0.000°E / 79.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
79°0′N 12°5′E / 79.000°N 12.083°E / 79.000; 12.083 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen
79°0′N 20°11′E / 79.000°N 20.183°E / 79.000; 20.183 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Passing just north of the island of Kongsøya, Svalbard,  Norway
79°0′N 30°4′E / 79.000°N 30.067°E / 79.000; 30.067 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Abeløya
79°0′N 30°19′E / 79.000°N 30.317°E / 79.000; 30.317 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
79°0′N 67°0′E / 79.000°N 67.000°E / 79.000; 67.000 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
79°0′N 95°44′E / 79.000°N 95.733°E / 79.000; 95.733 (Russia)  Russia Severnaya Zemlya - October Revolution Island
79°0′N 99°58′E / 79.000°N 99.967°E / 79.000; 99.967 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
79°0′N 101°6′E / 79.000°N 101.100°E / 79.000; 101.100 (Russia)  Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Bolshevik Island
79°0′N 104°5′E / 79.000°N 104.083°E / 79.000; 104.083 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
79°0′N 114°28′E / 79.000°N 114.467°E / 79.000; 114.467 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
79°0′N 104°40′W / 79.000°N 104.667°W / 79.000; -104.667 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellef Ringnes Island
79°0′N 101°21′W / 79.000°N 101.350°W / 79.000; -101.350 (Peary Channel) Peary Channel
79°0′N 94°12′W / 79.000°N 94.200°W / 79.000; -94.200 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island, Stor Island and Ellesmere Island
79°0′N 76°7′W / 79.000°N 76.117°W / 79.000; -76.117 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
79°0′N 68°48′W / 79.000°N 68.800°W / 79.000; -68.800 (Greenland)  Greenland
79°0′N 19°52′W / 79.000°N 19.867°W / 79.000; -19.867 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
79°0′N 17°57′W / 79.000°N 17.950°W / 79.000; -17.950 (Greenland)  Greenland Island of Norske Øer
79°0′N 17°40′W / 79.000°N 17.667°W / 79.000; -17.667 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

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