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59th parallel north

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.

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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 worldEdit

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
59°0′N 0°0′E / 59.000°N 0.000°E / 59.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) North Sea
59°0′N 5°34′E / 59.000°N 5.567°E / 59.000; 5.567 (Norway)   Norway Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Aust-Agder, Telemark, Vestfold
59°0′N 10°3′E / 59.000°N 10.050°E / 59.000; 10.050 (Skagerrak) Skagerrak
59°0′N 11°2′E / 59.000°N 11.033°E / 59.000; 11.033 (Norway)   Norway Hvaler islands
59°0′N 11°6′E / 59.000°N 11.100°E / 59.000; 11.100 (Sweden)   Sweden Strömstad Municipality 19 km
59°0′N 11°27′E / 59.000°N 11.450°E / 59.000; 11.450 (Norway)   Norway Halden Municipality 13 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°9′E / 59.000°N 18.150°E / 59.000; 18.150 (Baltic Sea) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) Bering Sea Litke Strait
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) 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) 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 - an island
Quebec
Nunavut - Tiercel Island
59°0′N 68°58′W / 59.000°N 68.967°W / 59.000; -68.967 (Ungava Bay) Ungava Bay
59°0′N 65°54′W / 59.000°N 65.900°W / 59.000; -65.900 (Canada)   Canada Nunavut - some islands
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 Scotland - Mainland, Orkney
59°0′N 2°55′W / 59.000°N 2.917°W / 59.000; -2.917 (North Sea) North Sea

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