59th parallel north

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59th parallel north
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The 59th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 59 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the Sun is visible for 18 hours, 30 minutes during the summer solstice and 6 hours, 11 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 59° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or oceans Notes
59°0′N 0°0′E / 59.000°N 0.000°E / 59.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean North Sea
59°0′N 5°34′E / 59.000°N 5.567°E / 59.000; 5.567 (Norway)  Norway Jæren, Rogaland
59°0′N 5°40′E / 59.000°N 5.667°E / 59.000; 5.667 (North Sea) Atlantic Ocean Byfjorden, Boknafjorden
59°0′N 5°34′E / 59.000°N 5.567°E / 59.000; 5.567 (Norway)  Norway Hundvåg and Vassøy Islands, Rogaland
59°0′N 5°48′E / 59.000°N 5.800°E / 59.000; 5.800 (North Sea) Atlantic Ocean Idsefjorden, Boknafjorden
59°0′N 6°4′E / 59.000°N 6.067°E / 59.000; 6.067 (Norway)  Norway Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Aust-Agder, Telemark
59°0′N 9°45′E / 59.000°N 9.750°E / 59.000; 9.750 (Skagerrak) Atlantic Ocean Langesundsfjorden, Skagerrak
Passing over Langøya, Geiterøya, Store Arøya and Stokkøya islands
59°0′N 9°51′E / 59.000°N 9.850°E / 59.000; 9.850 (Norway)  Norway Vestfold
59°0′N 10°3′E / 59.000°N 10.050°E / 59.000; 10.050 (Skagerrak) Atlantic Ocean Skagerrak
Passing south of Ferder lighthouse and Oslofjorden
59°0′N 11°2′E / 59.000°N 11.033°E / 59.000; 11.033 (Norway)  Norway Andholmen and Søndre Sandøy, Hvaler islands, Østfold
59°0′N 10°3′E / 59.000°N 10.050°E / 59.000; 10.050 (Skagerrak) Atlantic Ocean Sekken sound, Skagerrak for 1.9 km
59°0′N 11°7′E / 59.000°N 11.117°E / 59.000; 11.117 (Sweden)  Sweden Strömstad Municipality, Västra Götaland for 19 km
59°0′N 11°27′E / 59.000°N 11.450°E / 59.000; 11.450 (Skagerrak) Atlantic Ocean Iddefjord, Skagerrak for 1 km
59°0′N 11°28′E / 59.000°N 11.467°E / 59.000; 11.467 (Norway)  Norway Halden Municipality for 13.6 km
59°0′N 11°42′E / 59.000°N 11.700°E / 59.000; 11.700 (Sweden)  Sweden Västra Götaland, Lake Vänern, Värmland, Örebro, Södermanland, Stockholm.
59°0′N 18°12′E / 59.000°N 18.200°E / 59.000; 18.200 (Baltic Sea) Atlantic Ocean Baltic Sea
59°0′N 22°30′E / 59.000°N 22.500°E / 59.000; 22.500 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Hiiumaa
59°0′N 22°52′E / 59.000°N 22.867°E / 59.000; 22.867 (Baltic Sea) Atlantic Ocean Baltic Sea
59°0′N 23°8′E / 59.000°N 23.133°E / 59.000; 23.133 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Vormsi and the mainland. Passing through Lake Pihkva
59°0′N 27°44′E / 59.000°N 27.733°E / 59.000; 27.733 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Rybinsk Reservoir
59°0′N 142°2′E / 59.000°N 142.033°E / 59.000; 142.033 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Sea of Okhotsk
59°0′N 150°29′E / 59.000°N 150.483°E / 59.000; 150.483 (Russia)  Russia Zavyalov Island
59°0′N 150°36′E / 59.000°N 150.600°E / 59.000; 150.600 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Sea of Okhotsk
59°0′N 151°14′E / 59.000°N 151.233°E / 59.000; 151.233 (Russia)  Russia
59°0′N 152°57′E / 59.000°N 152.950°E / 59.000; 152.950 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Sea of Okhotsk
59°0′N 159°44′E / 59.000°N 159.733°E / 59.000; 159.733 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
59°0′N 163°5′E / 59.000°N 163.083°E / 59.000; 163.083 (Bering Sea) Pacific Ocean Litke Strait, Bering Sea
59°0′N 163°54′E / 59.000°N 163.900°E / 59.000; 163.900 (Russia)  Russia Karaginsky Island
59°0′N 164°43′E / 59.000°N 164.717°E / 59.000; 164.717 (Bering Sea) Pacific Ocean Bering Sea
59°0′N 161°49′W / 59.000°N 161.817°W / 59.000; -161.817 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°0′N 153°36′W / 59.000°N 153.600°W / 59.000; -153.600 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska - passing just north of the Barren Islands
59°0′N 138°10′W / 59.000°N 138.167°W / 59.000; -138.167 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°0′N 137°30′W / 59.000°N 137.500°W / 59.000; -137.500 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - for about 13 km (8.1 mi)
59°0′N 137°16′W / 59.000°N 137.267°W / 59.000; -137.267 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°0′N 134°24′W / 59.000°N 134.400°W / 59.000; -134.400 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba (not far north of Churchill).
59°0′N 94°43′W / 59.000°N 94.717°W / 59.000; -94.717 (Hudson Bay) Arctic Ocean Hudson Bay
Passing just south of the Ottawa Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
59°0′N 78°21′W / 59.000°N 78.350°W / 59.000; -78.350 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut, Quebec
59°0′N 68°58′W / 59.000°N 68.967°W / 59.000; -68.967 (Ungava Bay) Arctic Ocean Ungava Bay
59°0′N 65°54′W / 59.000°N 65.900°W / 59.000; -65.900 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador
59°0′N 63°13′W / 59.000°N 63.217°W / 59.000; -63.217 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
59°0′N 3°22′W / 59.000°N 3.367°W / 59.000; -3.367 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Mainland, Orkney,  Scotland
59°0′N 2°55′W / 59.000°N 2.917°W / 59.000; -2.917 (North Sea) Arctic Ocean North Sea

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