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.

75°
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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