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53rd parallel north

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.

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]

Around the world

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
0|N|0|0|E|type:landmark name=Prime Meridian

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23x15px United Kingdom England
53°0′N 0°8′E / 53.000°N 0.133°E / 53.000; 0.133 (North Sea){{#coordinates:53|0|N|0|8|E|type:waterbody name=North Sea

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North Sea
0|N|4|43|E|type:country name=Netherlands

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23x15px 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){{#coordinates:53|0|N|4|47|E|type:waterbody name=Wadden Sea

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Wadden Sea
0|N|5|24|E|type:country name=Netherlands

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23x15px Netherlands Provinces of Friesland, Drenthe and Groningen
0|N|7|13|E|type:country name=Germany

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23x15px Germany
0|N|14|15|E|type:country name=Poland

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23x15px Poland
0|N|23|56|E|type:country name=Belarus

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23x15px Belarus
0|N|31|19|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
0|N|61|9|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan For about 10 km
0|N|61|18|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 7 km
0|N|61|24|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan For about 12 km
0|N|61|35|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 18 km
0|N|61|51|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan For about 4 km
0|N|61|54|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 15 km
0|N|62|7|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan
0|N|78|12|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
0|N|120|26|E|type:country name=China

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23x15px People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
0|N|125|41|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
53°0′N 141°11′E / 53.000°N 141.183°E / 53.000; 141.183 (Strait of Tartary){{#coordinates:53|0|N|141|11|E|type:waterbody name=Strait of Tartary

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Strait of Tartary
0|N|141|54|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Island of Sakhalin
53°0′N 143°17′E / 53.000°N 143.283°E / 53.000; 143.283 (Sea of Okhotsk){{#coordinates:53|0|N|143|17|E|type:waterbody name=Sea of Okhotsk

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Sea of Okhotsk
0|N|156|7|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°0′N 158°53′E / 53.000°N 158.883°E / 53.000; 158.883 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:53|0|N|158|53|E|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

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Pacific Ocean
0|N|172|45|E|type:country name=United States

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23x15px United States Alaska - Attu Island
53°0′N 172°48′E / 53.000°N 172.800°E / 53.000; 172.800 (Bering Sea){{#coordinates:53|0|N|172|48|E|type:waterbody name=Bering Sea

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Bering Sea
0|N|169|45|W|type:country name=United States

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23x15px United States Alaska - Kagamil Island
53°0′N 169°40′W / 53.000°N 169.667°W / 53.000; -169.667 (Bering Sea){{#coordinates:53|0|N|169|40|W|type:waterbody name=Bering Sea

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Bering Sea
0|N|168|55|W|type:country name=United States

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23x15px United States Alaska - Umnak Island, Alaska
53°0′N 168°37′W / 53.000°N 168.617°W / 53.000; -168.617 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:53|0|N|168|37|W|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

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Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
0|N|132|23|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada British Columbia - Hibben Island, Moresby Island and Louise Island
53°0′N 131°41′W / 53.000°N 131.683°W / 53.000; -131.683 (Hecate Strait){{#coordinates:53|0|N|131|41|W|type:waterbody name=Hecate Strait

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Hecate Strait
0|N|129|41|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada British Columbia - Estevan Group, Campania Island, Princess Royal Island and the mainland
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba - passing through Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg
Ontario
Nunavut - Akimiski Island
53°0′N 80°50′W / 53.000°N 80.833°W / 53.000; -80.833 (James Bay){{#coordinates:53|0|N|80|50|W|type:waterbody name=James Bay

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James Bay
0|N|78|58|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Quebec - for about 10 km
Newfoundland and Labrador
53°0′N 55°46′W / 53.000°N 55.767°W / 53.000; -55.767 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:53|0|N|55|46|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean
0|N|9|25|W|type:country name=Ireland

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23x15px Ireland
53°0′N 6°3′W / 53.000°N 6.050°W / 53.000; -6.050 (Irish Sea){{#coordinates:53|0|N|6|3|W|type:waterbody name=Irish Sea

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Irish Sea
0|N|4|26|W|type:country name=United Kingdom

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23x15px United Kingdom Wales
England

See also

References