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80th parallel north

80th parallel north

The 80th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 80 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 80° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
80°0′N 0°0′E / 80.000°N 0.000°E / 80.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian){{#coordinates:80|0|N|0|0|E|type:landmark name=Prime Meridian

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Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
0|N|15|58|E|type:country name=Norway

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23x15px Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen
80°0′N 16°33′E / 80.000°N 16.550°E / 80.000; 16.550 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:80|0|N|16|33|E|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
0|N|18|38|E|type:country name=Norway

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23x15px Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet
80°0′N 27°10′E / 80.000°N 27.167°E / 80.000; 27.167 (Barents Sea){{#coordinates:80|0|N|27|10|E|type:waterbody name=Barents Sea

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Barents Sea Passing just south of the islands of Storøya and Kvitøya, Svalbard, 23x15px Norway
Passing just south of Victoria Island, 23x15px Russia
0|N|50|34|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Franz Josef Land - Northbrook Island
80°0′N 51°12′E / 80.000°N 51.200°E / 80.000; 51.200 (Barents Sea){{#coordinates:80|0|N|51|12|E|type:waterbody name=Barents Sea

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Barents Sea
0|N|58|47|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Franz Josef Land - Salm Island
80°0′N 60°0′E / 80.000°N 60.000°E / 80.000; 60.000 (Barents Sea){{#coordinates:80|0|N|60|0|E|type:waterbody name=Barents Sea

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Barents Sea
80°0′N 66°13′E / 80.000°N 66.217°E / 80.000; 66.217 (Kara Sea){{#coordinates:80|0|N|66|13|E|type:waterbody name=Kara Sea

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Kara Sea
0|N|91|18|E|type:country name=Russia

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23x15px Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Pioneer Island and October Revolution Island
80°0′N 99°20′E / 80.000°N 99.333°E / 80.000; 99.333 (Laptev Sea){{#coordinates:80|0|N|99|20|E|type:waterbody name=Laptev Sea

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Laptev Sea
80°0′N 105°40′E / 80.000°N 105.667°E / 80.000; 105.667 (Arctic Ocean){{#coordinates:80|0|N|105|40|E|type:waterbody name=Arctic Ocean

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Arctic Ocean
0|N|100|9|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Meighen Island
80°0′N 98°45′W / 80.000°N 98.750°W / 80.000; -98.750 (Sverdrup Channel){{#coordinates:80|0|N|98|45|W|type:waterbody name=Sverdrup Channel

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Sverdrup Channel
0|N|96|37|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island
80°0′N 87°9′W / 80.000°N 87.150°W / 80.000; -87.150 (Eureka Sound){{#coordinates:80|0|N|87|9|W|type:waterbody name=Eureka Sound

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Eureka Sound
0|N|86|12|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island
80°0′N 82°44′W / 80.000°N 82.733°W / 80.000; -82.733 (Cañon Fiord){{#coordinates:80|0|N|82|44|W|type:waterbody name=Cañon Fiord

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Cañon Fiord
0|N|82|1|W|type:country name=Canada

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23x15px Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
80°0′N 70°40′W / 80.000°N 70.667°W / 80.000; -70.667 (Nares Strait){{#coordinates:80|0|N|70|40|W|type:waterbody name=Nares Strait

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Nares Strait
0|N|65|3|W|type:country name=Greenland

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23x15px Greenland
80°0′N 17°9′W / 80.000°N 17.150°W / 80.000; -17.150 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:80|0|N|17|9|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

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