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, ATOW1996, or 83-42 are roughly 40 minutes of arc (75 to 79 kilometres) north of this parallel.

Around the world[edit]

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°39′W / 83.000°N 46.650°W / 83.000; -46.650 (Greenland)  Greenland Sverdrup Island
83°0′N 46°13′W / 83.000°N 46.217°W / 83.000; -46.217 (Lincoln Sea) Mascart Sound
83°0′N 43°45′W / 83.000°N 43.750°W / 83.000; -43.750 (Greenland)  Greenland Nansen Land
83°0′N 41°33′W / 83.000°N 41.550°W / 83.000; -41.550 (Lincoln Sea) Thomas Thomsen Fjord
83°0′N 41°19′W / 83.000°N 41.317°W / 83.000; -41.317 (Greenland)  Greenland West Jensen Island
83°0′N 40°38′W / 83.000°N 40.633°W / 83.000; -40.633 (Lincoln Sea) Adolf Jensen Fjord
83°0′N 46°45′W / 83.000°N 46.750°W / 83.000; -46.750 (Greenland)  Greenland East Jensen Island
83°0′N 39°43′W / 83.000°N 39.717°W / 83.000; -39.717 (Lincoln Sea) De Long Fjord
83°0′N 36°47′W / 83.000°N 36.783°W / 83.000; -36.783 (Greenland)  Greenland Amundsen Land
83°0′N 33°20′W / 83.000°N 33.333°W / 83.000; -33.333 (Lincoln Sea) Frederick E. Hyde Fjord
83°0′N 28°40′W / 83.000°N 28.667°W / 83.000; -28.667 (Greenland)  Greenland Hans Egede Land
83°0′N 24°45′W / 83.000°N 24.750°W / 83.000; -24.750 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean

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