69th parallel north

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69th parallel north
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The 69th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 69 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America, and passes through some of the southern seas of the Arctic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 24 hours, 0 minutes during the summer solstice and Civil Twilight during the winter solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 69° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
69°0′N 0°0′E / 69.000°N 0.000°E / 69.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
69°0′N 15°0′E / 69.000°N 15.000°E / 69.000; 15.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Langøya, Andøya, Bjarkøya and Dyrøya, and the mainland Troms
69°0′N 20°9′E / 69.000°N 20.150°E / 69.000; 20.150 (Sweden)  Sweden Norrbottens län
Passing 6.7 km south of the tripoint between Finland, Norway and Sweden
69°0′N 20°50′E / 69.000°N 20.833°E / 69.000; 20.833 (Finland)  Finland Lapland
69°0′N 22°6′E / 69.000°N 22.100°E / 69.000; 22.100 (Norway)  Norway Finnmark
69°0′N 25°44′E / 69.000°N 25.733°E / 69.000; 25.733 (Finland)  Finland Lapland
69°0′N 28°44′E / 69.000°N 28.733°E / 69.000; 28.733 (Russia)  Russia Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast
Passing 5.8 km south of the tripoint between Finland, Norway and Russia
Passing northern parts of Murmansk
69°0′N 36°37′E / 69.000°N 36.617°E / 69.000; 36.617 (Barents Sea) Arctic Ocean Barents Sea
69°0′N 48°12′E / 69.000°N 48.200°E / 69.000; 48.200 (Russia)  Russia Island of Kolguyev, Nenets Autonomous Okrug
69°0′N 50°10′E / 69.000°N 50.167°E / 69.000; 50.167 (Barents Sea) Arctic Ocean Pechora Sea, Barents Sea
69°0′N 60°57′E / 69.000°N 60.950°E / 69.000; 60.950 (Russia)  Russia Yugorsky Peninsula, Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
69°0′N 66°24′E / 69.000°N 66.400°E / 69.000; 66.400 (Kara Sea) Arctic Ocean Baydaratskaya Bay, Kara Sea
69°0′N 68°26′E / 69.000°N 68.433°E / 69.000; 68.433 (Russia)  Russia Yamal Peninsula, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
69°0′N 72°31′E / 69.000°N 72.517°E / 69.000; 72.517 (Gulf of Ob) Arctic Ocean Gulf of Ob, Kara Sea
69°0′N 74°5′E / 69.000°N 74.083°E / 69.000; 74.083 (Taz Estuary) Arctic Ocean Taz Estuary, Kara Sea
69°0′N 76°58′E / 69.000°N 76.967°E / 69.000; 76.967 (Russia)  Russia Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Krasnoyarsk Krai
Yakutia
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
69°0′N 169°24′E / 69.000°N 169.400°E / 69.000; 169.400 (East Siberian Sea) Arctic Ocean Chaunskaya Bay, East Siberian Sea
69°0′N 170°54′E / 69.000°N 170.900°E / 69.000; 170.900 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
69°0′N 179°56′E / 69.000°N 179.933°E / 69.000; 179.933 (Chukchi Sea) Arctic Ocean Chukchi Sea
69°0′N 163°54′W / 69.000°N 163.900°W / 69.000; -163.900 (United States)  United States Alaska
69°0′N 141°0′W / 69.000°N 141.000°W / 69.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
69°0′N 137°28′W / 69.000°N 137.467°W / 69.000; -137.467 (Beaufort Sea) Arctic Sea Mackenzie Bay, Beaufort Sea
69°0′N 136°7′W / 69.000°N 136.117°W / 69.000; -136.117 (Canada)  Canada Mackenzie River delta and mainland Northwest Territories
Nunavut
69°0′N 117°53′W / 69.000°N 117.883°W / 69.000; -117.883 (Dolphin and Union Strait) Arctic Sea Dolphin and Union Strait
69°0′N 115°53′W / 69.000°N 115.883°W / 69.000; -115.883 (Canada)  Canada (unnamed peninsula) Nunavut
69°0′N 115°47′W / 69.000°N 115.783°W / 69.000; -115.783 (Dolphin and Union Strait) Arctic Sea Dolphin and Union Strait
69°0′N 113°33′W / 69.000°N 113.550°W / 69.000; -113.550 (Canada)  Canada Victoria Island, Nunavut
69°0′N 107°24′W / 69.000°N 107.400°W / 69.000; -107.400 (Dease Strait) Arctic Sea Dease Strait
69°0′N 105°4′W / 69.000°N 105.067°W / 69.000; -105.067 (Canada)  Canada Victoria Island, Nunavut
69°0′N 101°48′W / 69.000°N 101.800°W / 69.000; -101.800 (Victoria Strait) Arctic Sea Victoria Strait
69°0′N 100°36′W / 69.000°N 100.600°W / 69.000; -100.600 (Canada)  Canada Royal Geographical Society Islands, Nunavut
69°0′N 99°59′W / 69.000°N 99.983°W / 69.000; -99.983 (Alexandra Strait) Arctic Sea Alexandra Strait
69°0′N 99°31′W / 69.000°N 99.517°W / 69.000; -99.517 (Canada)  Canada King William Island, Nunavut
69°0′N 95°53′W / 69.000°N 95.883°W / 69.000; -95.883 (Rae Strait) Arctic Sea Rae Strait
69°0′N 94°21′W / 69.000°N 94.350°W / 69.000; -94.350 (Canada)  Canada (unnamed peninsula) Nunavut
69°0′N 90°40′W / 69.000°N 90.667°W / 69.000; -90.667 (Pelly Bay) Arctic Sea Pelly Bay, Gulf of Boothia
69°0′N 90°9′W / 69.000°N 90.150°W / 69.000; -90.150 (Canada)  Canada (unnamed islands) Nunavut
69°0′N 89°54′W / 69.000°N 89.900°W / 69.000; -89.900 (Pelly Bay) Arctic Sea Gulf of Boothia
69°0′N 89°42′W / 69.000°N 89.700°W / 69.000; -89.700 (Canada)  Canada Simpson Peninsula, Nunavut
69°0′N 88°30′W / 69.000°N 88.500°W / 69.000; -88.500 (Committee Bay) Arctic Sea Committee Bay, Gulf of Boothia
69°0′N 85°25′W / 69.000°N 85.417°W / 69.000; -85.417 (Canada)  Canada Islands off coast and mainland Melville Peninsula, Nunavut
69°0′N 81°30′W / 69.000°N 81.500°W / 69.000; -81.500 (Foxe Basin) Arctic Sea Foxe Basin
69°0′N 79°18′W / 69.000°N 79.300°W / 69.000; -79.300 (Canada)  Canada Rowley Island, Nunavut
69°0′N 78°42′W / 69.000°N 78.700°W / 69.000; -78.700 (Foxe Basin) Arctic Sea Foxe Basin
69°0′N 76°37′W / 69.000°N 76.617°W / 69.000; -76.617 (Canada)  Canada Baffin Island, Nunavut
69°0′N 68°0′W / 69.000°N 68.000°W / 69.000; -68.000 (Davis Strait) Arctic Sea Davis Strait
69°0′N 51°08′W / 69.000°N 51.133°W / 69.000; -51.133 (Greenland)  Greenland Avannaata
Sermersooq
69°0′N 25°40′W / 69.000°N 25.667°W / 69.000; -25.667 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

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