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70th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
70°
70th parallel north
On Victoria Island, Canada, part of the border between Northwest Territories (green) and Nunavut (white) is defined by the 70th parallel north

The 70th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 70 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America, and passes through some of the southern seas of the Arctic Ocean.

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

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 70° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
 Norway Troms - islands of Rebbenesøya, Ringvassøy, Reinøya, Karlsøya and Kågen; mainland; island of Skorpa; mainland
Finnmark (mainland)
 Finland Passing about 10 km south of the northernmost point of Finland, which is located at in the village of Nuorgam
 Norway Finnmark
Barents Sea
 Russia Vaygach Island
Kara Sea
 Russia Yamal Peninsula
Gulf of Ob
 Russia
East Siberian Sea
 Russia Ayon Island
East Siberian Sea
 Russia
East Siberian Sea
Chukchi Sea
 United States Alaska
Beaufort Sea
 Canada Northwest Territories - Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula
Beaufort Sea
 Canada Northwest Territories - Cape Bathurst Peninsula
Amundsen Gulf
 Canada Northwest Territories - Parry Peninsula
Amundsen Gulf
 Canada On Victoria Island:
- Northwest Territories
- Northwest Territories / Nunavut border
- Northwest Territories
- Northwest Territories / Nunavut border
- Nunavut
Victoria Strait
Larsen Sound Passing just north of King William Island, Nunavut,  Canada
James Ross Strait Passing just north of the Clarence Islands, Nunavut,  Canada
 Canada Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut
Gulf of Boothia
 Canada Nunavut - Crown Prince Frederik Island
Fury and Hecla Strait
 Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
Murray Maxwell Bay
 Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
Steensby Inlet
 Canada Nunavut - Baffin Island
Baffin Bay Northern limit of the Davis Strait
 Greenland Disko Island and mainland
Arctic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

See also

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