75th parallel north

The 75th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 75 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.

75th parallel north

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

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 75° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
75°0′N 0°0′E Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
75°0′N 18°27′E Barents Sea
75°0′N 55°56′E  Russia Novaya Zemlya - Severny Island
75°0′N 60°26′E Kara Sea Passing just south of the Arkticheskiy Institut Islands,  Russia
75°0′N 87°19′E  Russia Taymyr Peninsula, passing through Lake Taymyr
75°0′N 112°53′E Laptev Sea
75°0′N 137°43′E  Russia New Siberian Islands - Kotelny Island and Bunge Land
75°0′N 143°36′E East Siberian Sea Passing just south of Faddeyevsky Island,  Russia
75°0′N 147°11′E  Russia New Siberian Islands - New Siberia
75°0′N 150°42′E East Siberian Sea
75°0′N 165°33′E Arctic Ocean
75°0′N 131°54′W Beaufort Sea
75°0′N 124°7′W M'Clure Strait
75°0′N 115°53′W  Canada Northwest Territories - Melville Island
75°0′N 114°47′W Liddon Gulf
75°0′N 112°29′W  Canada Northwest Territories - Melville Island
Nunavut - Melville Island
75°0′N 106°41′W Viscount Melville Sound Passing just south of Byam Martin Island, Nunavut,  Canada
75°0′N 100°11′W  Canada Nunavut - Bathurst Island
75°0′N 98°36′W McDougall Sound
75°0′N 96°36′W  Canada Nunavut - Cornwallis Island
75°0′N 93°28′W Wellington Channel
75°0′N 92°11′W  Canada Nunavut - Devon Island and Philpots Island
75°0′N 79°31′W Baffin Bay
75°0′N 57°48′W  Greenland Kjer Glacier
75°0′N 20°24′W  Greenland Grandjean Fjord and Kuhn Island
(King Christian X Land)
75°0′N 19°20′W Atlantic Ocean Hochstetter Bay
75°0′N 17°30′W  Greenland Shannon Island
75°0′N 17°24′W Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

See also

  • 74th parallel north
  • 76th parallel north
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