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54th parallel north

54th parallel north

The 54th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 54 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, 9 minutes during the summer solstice and 7 hours, 22 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian (in the North Sea southeast of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England) and heading eastwards, the parallel 54° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
54°0′N 0°0′E / 54.000°N 0.000°E / 54.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian){{#coordinates:54|0|N|0|0|E|type:landmark name=Prime Meridian

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North Sea
0|N|8|52|E|type:country name=Germany

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23x15px Germany
54°0′N 10°47′E / 54.000°N 10.783°E / 54.000; 10.783 (Baltic Sea){{#coordinates:54|0|N|10|47|E|type:waterbody name=Baltic Sea

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Baltic Sea Bay of Lübeck
0|N|11|1|E|type:country name=Germany

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23x15px Germany
54°0′N 11°12′E / 54.000°N 11.200°E / 54.000; 11.200 (Baltic Sea){{#coordinates:54|0|N|11|12|E|type:waterbody name=Baltic Sea

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Baltic Sea Bay of Wismar
0|N|11|23|E|type:country name=Germany

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23x15px Germany Island of Poel, mainland, and island of Usedom
54°0′N 14°6′E / 54.000°N 14.100°E / 54.000; 14.100 (Baltic Sea){{#coordinates:54|0|N|14|6|E|type:waterbody name=Baltic Sea

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Baltic Sea
0|N|14|38|E|type:country name=Poland

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23x15px Poland Island of Wolin, and mainland
0|N|23|29|E|type:country name=Lithuania

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23x15px Lithuania
0|N|24|36|E|type:country name=Belarus

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23x15px Belarus For about 7 km
0|N|24|43|E|type:country name=Lithuania

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23x15px Lithuania For about 8 km
0|N|24|50|E|type:country name=Belarus

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23x15px Belarus Passing just north of Minsk
0|N|31|52|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
0|N|61|15|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan
0|N|61|34|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 5 km
0|N|61|39|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan For about 7 km
0|N|61|46|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 4 km
0|N|61|49|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan For about 6 km
0|N|61|54|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 8 km
0|N|62|1|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan
0|N|62|25|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 14 km
0|N|62|38|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan
0|N|72|24|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia For about 19 km
0|N|72|42|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan
0|N|73|4|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
0|N|73|31|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan For about 15 km
0|N|73|44|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
0|N|75|29|E|type:country name=Kazakhstan

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Template:Country data Kazakhstan
0|N|76|32|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
54°0′N 137°30′E / 54.000°N 137.500°E / 54.000; 137.500 (Sea of Okhotsk){{#coordinates:54|0|N|137|30|E|type:waterbody name=Sea of Okhotsk

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Sea of Okhotsk
0|N|138|46|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
54°0′N 140°12′E / 54.000°N 140.200°E / 54.000; 140.200 (Sea of Okhotsk){{#coordinates:54|0|N|140|12|E|type:waterbody name=Sea of Okhotsk

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Sea of Okhotsk Sakhalin Gulf
0|N|142|36|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Island of Sakhalin
54°0′N 142°55′E / 54.000°N 142.917°E / 54.000; 142.917 (Sea of Okhotsk){{#coordinates:54|0|N|142|55|E|type:waterbody name=Sea of Okhotsk

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Sea of Okhotsk
0|N|155|53|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
54°0′N 159°56′E / 54.000°N 159.933°E / 54.000; 159.933 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:54|0|N|159|56|E|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

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Pacific Ocean
54°0′N 169°30′E / 54.000°N 169.500°E / 54.000; 169.500 (Bering Sea){{#coordinates:54|0|N|169|30|E|type:waterbody name=Bering Sea

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Bering Sea
0|N|166|47|W|type:country name=United States

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23x15px United States Alaska - Unalaska Island
54°0′N 166°21′W / 54.000°N 166.350°W / 54.000; -166.350 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:54|0|N|166|21|W|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

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Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska - passing just north of Unalga Island, and just south of Akutan Island, Rootok Island, Avatanak Island and Tigalda Island, Alaska, 23x15px United States
0|N|133|6|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada British Columbia - Graham Island
54°0′N 131°41′W / 54.000°N 131.683°W / 54.000; -131.683 (Hecate Strait){{#coordinates:54|0|N|131|41|W|type:waterbody name=Hecate Strait

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Hecate Strait
0|N|130|40|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada British Columbia - Porcher Island, Kennedy Island and the mainland
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
54°0′N 82°14′W / 54.000°N 82.233°W / 54.000; -82.233 (James Bay){{#coordinates:54|0|N|82|14|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
54°0′N 57°16′W / 54.000°N 57.267°W / 54.000; -57.267 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:54|0|N|57|16|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean
0|N|10|12|W|type:country name=Ireland

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23x15px Ireland Achill Island and mainland
54°0′N 6°7′W / 54.000°N 6.117°W / 54.000; -6.117 (Irish Sea){{#coordinates:54|0|N|6|7|W|type:waterbody name=Irish Sea

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Irish Sea Passing just south of the 23x15px Isle of Man
0|N|2|54|W|type:country name=United Kingdom

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23x15px United Kingdom England
54°0′N 0°13′W / 54.000°N 0.217°W / 54.000; -0.217 (Irish Sea){{#coordinates:54|0|N|0|13|W|type:waterbody name=Irish Sea

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North Sea

See also

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