83rd parallel north

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83rd parallel north

The 83rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 83 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It passes through the Arctic Ocean and North America.

The northernmost land on earth, whether the permanent Kaffeklubben Island or the shifting/resubmerging gravel banks of Oodaaq or ATOW1996, are roughly 40 minutes of arc (75 to 79 kilometres) north of this parallel.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 83° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
83°0′N 0°0′E / 83.000°N 0.000°E / 83.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Arctic Ocean
83°0′N 77°25′W / 83.000°N 77.417°W / 83.000; -77.417 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
83°0′N 68°18′W / 83.000°N 68.300°W / 83.000; -68.300 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
83°0′N 46°45′W / 83.000°N 46.750°W / 83.000; -46.750 (Greenland)  Greenland Sverdrup Island, the mainland, Borup Island, MacMillan Island and the mainland again
83°0′N 24°45′W / 83.000°N 24.750°W / 83.000; -24.750 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean

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