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53rd parallel north

The 53rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 53 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 16 hours, 56 minutes during the summer solstice and 7 hours, 34 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

European countries entirely north of 53° N

Around the worldEdit

Starting at the Prime Meridian (northeast of Boston, Lincolnshire, England) and heading eastwards, the parallel 53° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
53°0′N 0°0′E / 53.000°N 0.000°E / 53.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)   United Kingdom England
53°0′N 0°8′E / 53.000°N 0.133°E / 53.000; 0.133 (North Sea) North Sea
53°0′N 4°43′E / 53.000°N 4.717°E / 53.000; 4.717 (Netherlands)   Netherlands Island of Texel (Province of North Holland)
53°0′N 4°47′E / 53.000°N 4.783°E / 53.000; 4.783 (Wadden Sea) Wadden Sea
53°0′N 5°24′E / 53.000°N 5.400°E / 53.000; 5.400 (Netherlands)   Netherlands Provinces of Friesland, Drenthe and Groningen
53°0′N 7°13′E / 53.000°N 7.217°E / 53.000; 7.217 (Germany)   Germany Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt (for about10 Km), Brandenburg
53°0′N 14°15′E / 53.000°N 14.250°E / 53.000; 14.250 (Poland)   Poland West Pomeranian Voivodeship
53°0′N 23°56′E / 53.000°N 23.933°E / 53.000; 23.933 (Belarus)   Belarus Grodno Region
53°0′N 31°19′E / 53.000°N 31.317°E / 53.000; 31.317 (Russia)   Russia Bryansk Oblast
53°0′N 61°9′E / 53.000°N 61.150°E / 53.000; 61.150 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan For about 10 km
53°0′N 61°18′E / 53.000°N 61.300°E / 53.000; 61.300 (Russia)   Russia For about 7 km
53°0′N 61°24′E / 53.000°N 61.400°E / 53.000; 61.400 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan For about 12 km
53°0′N 61°35′E / 53.000°N 61.583°E / 53.000; 61.583 (Russia)   Russia For about 18 km
53°0′N 61°51′E / 53.000°N 61.850°E / 53.000; 61.850 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan For about 4 km
53°0′N 61°54′E / 53.000°N 61.900°E / 53.000; 61.900 (Russia)   Russia For about 15 km
53°0′N 62°7′E / 53.000°N 62.117°E / 53.000; 62.117 (Kazakhstan)   Kazakhstan Kostanay Region
53°0′N 78°12′E / 53.000°N 78.200°E / 53.000; 78.200 (Russia)   Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
53°0′N 120°26′E / 53.000°N 120.433°E / 53.000; 120.433 (China)   People's Republic of China
53°0′N 125°41′E / 53.000°N 125.683°E / 53.000; 125.683 (Russia)   Russia Amur Oblast
53°0′N 141°11′E / 53.000°N 141.183°E / 53.000; 141.183 (Strait of Tartary) Strait of Tartary
53°0′N 141°54′E / 53.000°N 141.900°E / 53.000; 141.900 (Russia)   Russia Island of Sakhalin
53°0′N 143°17′E / 53.000°N 143.283°E / 53.000; 143.283 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
53°0′N 156°7′E / 53.000°N 156.117°E / 53.000; 156.117 (Russia)   Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°0′N 158°53′E / 53.000°N 158.883°E / 53.000; 158.883 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
53°0′N 172°45′E / 53.000°N 172.750°E / 53.000; 172.750 (United States)   United States AlaskaAttu Island
53°0′N 172°48′E / 53.000°N 172.800°E / 53.000; 172.800 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°0′N 169°45′W / 53.000°N 169.750°W / 53.000; -169.750 (United States)   United States AlaskaKagamil Island
53°0′N 169°40′W / 53.000°N 169.667°W / 53.000; -169.667 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°0′N 168°55′W / 53.000°N 168.917°W / 53.000; -168.917 (United States)   United States Alaska - Umnak Island, Alaska
53°0′N 168°37′W / 53.000°N 168.617°W / 53.000; -168.617 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
53°0′N 132°23′W / 53.000°N 132.383°W / 53.000; -132.383 (Canada)   Canada British ColumbiaHibben Island, Moresby Island and Louise Island
53°0′N 131°41′W / 53.000°N 131.683°W / 53.000; -131.683 (Hecate Strait) Hecate Strait
53°0′N 129°41′W / 53.000°N 129.683°W / 53.000; -129.683 (Canada)   Canada
53°0′N 80°50′W / 53.000°N 80.833°W / 53.000; -80.833 (James Bay) James Bay
53°0′N 78°58′W / 53.000°N 78.967°W / 53.000; -78.967 (Canada)   Canada
53°0′N 55°46′W / 53.000°N 55.767°W / 53.000; -55.767 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
53°0′N 9°25′W / 53.000°N 9.417°W / 53.000; -9.417 (Ireland)   Ireland
53°0′N 6°3′W / 53.000°N 6.050°W / 53.000; -6.050 (Irish Sea) Irish Sea
53°0′N 4°26′W / 53.000°N 4.433°W / 53.000; -4.433 (United Kingdom)   United Kingdom

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