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57th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
57°
57th parallel north

The 57th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 57 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 17 hours, 53 minutes during the summer solstice and 6 hours, 43 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 57° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
North Sea
 Denmark North Jutlandic Island and Jutland mainland
Kattegat
 Sweden
Kalmar Strait
 Sweden Island of Öland
Baltic Sea
 Sweden Island of Gotland
Baltic Sea
 Latvia
Gulf of Riga
 Latvia Passing just north of Riga
 Russia Passing through Ivanovo
Sea of Okhotsk
 Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
Bering Sea Passing just south of Saint Paul Island, Alaska,  United States
 United States Alaska - Alaska Peninsula
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
 United States Alaska - Kodiak Island and Sitkalidak Island
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
 United States Alaska - Kruzof Island
Sitka Sound
 United States Alaska - Baranof Island
Chatham Strait Passing just south of Admiralty Island, Alaska,  United States
Frederick Sound
 United States Alaska - Kupreanof Island and the Alaska Panhandle
 Canada British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Hudson Bay Passing just north of the Belcher Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
 Canada Nunavut - Christie Island
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Atlantic Ocean
 United Kingdom Scotland - Island of Barra
Sea of the Hebrides
 United Kingdom Scotland - Island of Rùm
Sea of the Hebrides
 United Kingdom Scotland
North Sea

See also

References

  1. ^ http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php


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