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66th parallel north

66th parallel north

The 66th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 66 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, about 61 km south of the Arctic Circle. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 24 hours, 0 minutes during the summer solstice and 2 hours, 47 minutes during the winter solstice.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 66° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
66°0′N 0°0′E / 66.000°N 0.000°E / 66.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian){{#coordinates:66|0|N|0|0|E|type:landmark name=Prime Meridian

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Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
0|N|12|13|E|type:country name=Norway

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23x15px Norway Islands of Nord-Herøy and Alsten, and the mainland (Nordland)
0|N|14|33|E|type:country name=Sweden

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23x15px Sweden
0|N|24|2|E|type:country name=Finland

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23x15px Finland
0|N|30|0|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
66°0′N 34°37′E / 66.000°N 34.617°E / 66.000; 34.617 (White Sea){{#coordinates:66|0|N|34|37|E|type:waterbody name=White Sea

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White Sea
0|N|40|54|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia
66°0′N 179°45′W / 66.000°N 179.750°W / 66.000; -179.750 (Bering Sea){{#coordinates:66|0|N|179|45|W|type:waterbody name=Bering Sea

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Bering Sea Gulf of Anadyr
0|N|178|52|W|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Chukchi Peninsula
66°0′N 170°11′W / 66.000°N 170.183°W / 66.000; -170.183 (Bering Strait){{#coordinates:66|0|N|170|11|W|type:waterbody name=Bering Strait

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Bering Strait
0|N|166|58|W|type:country name=United States

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23x15px United States Alaska
0|N|141|0|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - for about 16 km
Yukon - for about 16 km
Northwest Territories - for about 9 km
Yukon - for about 8 km
Northwest Territories - passing through Great Bear Lake
Nunavut
66°0′N 86°4′W / 66.000°N 86.067°W / 66.000; -86.067 (Roes Welcome Sound){{#coordinates:66|0|N|86|4|W|type:waterbody name=Roes Welcome Sound

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Roes Welcome Sound
0|N|85|9|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - White Island
66°0′N 84°53′W / 66.000°N 84.883°W / 66.000; -84.883 (Frozen Strait){{#coordinates:66|0|N|84|53|W|type:waterbody name=Frozen Strait

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Frozen Strait
0|N|84|22|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Vansittart Island
66°0′N 83°52′W / 66.000°N 83.867°W / 66.000; -83.867 (Foxe Basin){{#coordinates:66|0|N|83|52|W|type:waterbody name=Foxe Basin

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Foxe Basin
0|N|83|33|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Nunaariatjuaq Island
66°0′N 83°30′W / 66.000°N 83.500°W / 66.000; -83.500 (Foxe Basin){{#coordinates:66|0|N|83|30|W|type:waterbody name=Foxe Basin

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Foxe Basin
0|N|74|17|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
66°0′N 67°0′W / 66.000°N 67.000°W / 66.000; -67.000 (Cumberland Sound){{#coordinates:66|0|N|67|0|W|type:waterbody name=Cumberland Sound

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Cumberland Sound
0|N|65|57|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
66°0′N 61°59′W / 66.000°N 61.983°W / 66.000; -61.983 (Davis Strait){{#coordinates:66|0|N|61|59|W|type:waterbody name=Davis Strait

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Davis Strait
0|N|53|30|W|type:country name=Greenland

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23x15px Greenland
66°0′N 35°44′W / 66.000°N 35.733°W / 66.000; -35.733 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:66|0|N|35|44|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Denmark Strait
0|N|23|48|W|type:country name=Iceland

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Template:Country data Iceland Westfjords peninsula
66°0′N 21°19′W / 66.000°N 21.317°W / 66.000; -21.317 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:66|0|N|21|19|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Húnaflói
0|N|20|25|W|type:country name=Iceland

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Template:Country data Iceland
66°0′N 14°38′W / 66.000°N 14.633°W / 66.000; -14.633 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:66|0|N|14|38|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

See also