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47th parallel north

The 47th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 47 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 54 minutes during the summer solstice and 8 hours, 31 minutes during the winter solstice.[1] This is the northern limit of the visibility of the star θ Scorpii and thus of the 'tail' of the constellation Scorpius.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 47° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
47°0′N 0°0′E / 47.000°N 0.000°E / 47.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)   France Passing just south of Nantes, Montsoreau and Bourges
47°0′N 6°38′E / 47.000°N 6.633°E / 47.000; 6.633 (Switzerland)    Switzerland Passing just north of Bern
47°0′N 9°53′E / 47.000°N 9.883°E / 47.000; 9.883 (Austria)   Austria
47°0′N 10°23′E / 47.000°N 10.383°E / 47.000; 10.383 (Switzerland)    Switzerland For roughly 300 meters at Grübelekopf
47°0′N 10°23′E / 47.000°N 10.383°E / 47.000; 10.383 (Austria)   Austria
47°0′N 11°27′E / 47.000°N 11.450°E / 47.000; 11.450 (Italy)   Italy For about 4 km
47°0′N 11°31′E / 47.000°N 11.517°E / 47.000; 11.517 (Austria)   Austria For about 3 km
47°0′N 11°34′E / 47.000°N 11.567°E / 47.000; 11.567 (Italy)   Italy For about 7 km
47°0′N 11°39′E / 47.000°N 11.650°E / 47.000; 11.650 (Austria)   Austria For about 14 km
47°0′N 11°50′E / 47.000°N 11.833°E / 47.000; 11.833 (Italy)   Italy
47°0′N 12°8′E / 47.000°N 12.133°E / 47.000; 12.133 (Austria)   Austria
47°0′N 16°17′E / 47.000°N 16.283°E / 47.000; 16.283 (Hungary)   Hungary Passing through Lake Balaton
47°0′N 21°42′E / 47.000°N 21.700°E / 47.000; 21.700 (Romania)   Romania Passing just south of Oradea and Iași
47°0′N 28°5′E / 47.000°N 28.083°E / 47.000; 28.083 (Moldova)   Moldova Passing through Chișinău
Passing through Transnistria
47°0′N 29°36′E / 47.000°N 29.600°E / 47.000; 29.600 (Ukraine)   Ukraine Odessa Oblast
Mykolayiv Oblast — passing through Mykolayiv
Kherson Oblast — passing through Kakhovka Reservoir
Zaporizhia Oblast — passing just north of Melitopol
Donetsk Oblast — passing through Bilosarayska Spit
47°0′N 37°27′E / 47.000°N 37.450°E / 47.000; 37.450 (Sea of Azov) Sea of Azov Taganrog Bay
47°0′N 39°1′E / 47.000°N 39.017°E / 47.000; 39.017 (Russia)   Russia
47°0′N 48°47′E / 47.000°N 48.783°E / 47.000; 48.783 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan Just passing through the northern end of the Caspian Sea
47°0′N 82°56′E / 47.000°N 82.933°E / 47.000; 82.933 (China)   People's Republic of China Xinjiang
47°0′N 83°53′E / 47.000°N 83.883°E / 47.000; 83.883 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan
47°0′N 84°19′E / 47.000°N 84.317°E / 47.000; 84.317 (China)   People's Republic of China Xinjiang - for about 11 km
47°0′N 84°27′E / 47.000°N 84.450°E / 47.000; 84.450 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan
47°0′N 85°10′E / 47.000°N 85.167°E / 47.000; 85.167 (China)   People's Republic of China Xinjiang
47°0′N 90°44′E / 47.000°N 90.733°E / 47.000; 90.733 (Mongolia)   Mongolia
47°0′N 119°48′E / 47.000°N 119.800°E / 47.000; 119.800 (China)   People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
47°0′N 134°5′E / 47.000°N 134.083°E / 47.000; 134.083 (Russia)   Russia
47°0′N 138°33′E / 47.000°N 138.550°E / 47.000; 138.550 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
47°0′N 142°1′E / 47.000°N 142.017°E / 47.000; 142.017 (Russia)   Russia Sakhalin island
47°0′N 143°4′E / 47.000°N 143.067°E / 47.000; 143.067 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
47°0′N 152°4′E / 47.000°N 152.067°E / 47.000; 152.067 (Russia)   Russia Island of Simushir, Kuril Islands
47°0′N 152°10′E / 47.000°N 152.167°E / 47.000; 152.167 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
47°0′N 124°10′W / 47.000°N 124.167°W / 47.000; -124.167 (United States)   United States Washington
Idaho
Montana
North Dakota
Minnesota
47°0′N 91°41′W / 47.000°N 91.683°W / 47.000; -91.683 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°0′N 90°46′W / 47.000°N 90.767°W / 47.000; -90.767 (United States)   United States Wisconsin - Apostle Islands
47°0′N 90°25′W / 47.000°N 90.417°W / 47.000; -90.417 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°0′N 88°57′W / 47.000°N 88.950°W / 47.000; -88.950 (United States)   United States Michigan - Keweenaw Peninsula
47°0′N 88°23′W / 47.000°N 88.383°W / 47.000; -88.383 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
47°0′N 84°47′W / 47.000°N 84.783°W / 47.000; -84.783 (Canada)   Canada Ontario
Quebec
47°0′N 69°41′W / 47.000°N 69.683°W / 47.000; -69.683 (United States)   United States Maine
47°0′N 67°47′W / 47.000°N 67.783°W / 47.000; -67.783 (Canada)   Canada New Brunswick
47°0′N 64°49′W / 47.000°N 64.817°W / 47.000; -64.817 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Northumberland Strait
47°0′N 64°4′W / 47.000°N 64.067°W / 47.000; -64.067 (Canada)   Canada Prince Edward Island
47°0′N 64°0′W / 47.000°N 64.000°W / 47.000; -64.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
47°0′N 60°40′W / 47.000°N 60.667°W / 47.000; -60.667 (Canada)   Canada Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
47°0′N 60°25′W / 47.000°N 60.417°W / 47.000; -60.417 (Cabot Strait) Cabot Strait
47°0′N 59°28′W / 47.000°N 59.467°W / 47.000; -59.467 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′N 56°22′W / 47.000°N 56.367°W / 47.000; -56.367 (St Pierre & Miquelon)   Saint Pierre and Miquelon Miquelon Island
47°0′N 56°17′W / 47.000°N 56.283°W / 47.000; -56.283 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′N 55°59′W / 47.000°N 55.983°W / 47.000; -55.983 (Canada)   Canada Newfoundland and Labrador - Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland Island
47°0′N 55°12′W / 47.000°N 55.200°W / 47.000; -55.200 (Placentia Bay) Placentia Bay
47°0′N 54°10′W / 47.000°N 54.167°W / 47.000; -54.167 (Canada)   Canada Newfoundland and Labrador - Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland Island
47°0′N 52°54′W / 47.000°N 52.900°W / 47.000; -52.900 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′N 2°17′W / 47.000°N 2.283°W / 47.000; -2.283 (France)   France Île de Noirmoutier and mainland

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