53rd parallel north

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53rd parallel north

The 53rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 53 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 16 hours, 56 minutes during the summer solstice and 7 hours, 34 minutes during the winter solstice.1

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian (northeast of Boston, Lincolnshire, England) and heading eastwards, the parallel 53° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
53°0′N 0°0′E / 53.000°N 0.000°E / 53.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  United Kingdom England
53°0′N 0°8′E / 53.000°N 0.133°E / 53.000; 0.133 (North Sea) North Sea
53°0′N 4°43′E / 53.000°N 4.717°E / 53.000; 4.717 (Netherlands)  Netherlands Island of Texel (Province of North Holland)
53°0′N 4°47′E / 53.000°N 4.783°E / 53.000; 4.783 (Wadden Sea) Wadden Sea
53°0′N 5°24′E / 53.000°N 5.400°E / 53.000; 5.400 (Netherlands)  Netherlands Provinces of Friesland, Drenthe and Groningen
53°0′N 7°13′E / 53.000°N 7.217°E / 53.000; 7.217 (Germany)  Germany
53°0′N 14°15′E / 53.000°N 14.250°E / 53.000; 14.250 (Poland)  Poland
53°0′N 23°56′E / 53.000°N 23.933°E / 53.000; 23.933 (Belarus)  Belarus
53°0′N 31°19′E / 53.000°N 31.317°E / 53.000; 31.317 (Russia)  Russia
53°0′N 61°9′E / 53.000°N 61.150°E / 53.000; 61.150 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 10 km
53°0′N 61°18′E / 53.000°N 61.300°E / 53.000; 61.300 (Russia)  Russia For about 7 km
53°0′N 61°24′E / 53.000°N 61.400°E / 53.000; 61.400 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 12 km
53°0′N 61°35′E / 53.000°N 61.583°E / 53.000; 61.583 (Russia)  Russia For about 18 km
53°0′N 61°51′E / 53.000°N 61.850°E / 53.000; 61.850 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 4 km
53°0′N 61°54′E / 53.000°N 61.900°E / 53.000; 61.900 (Russia)  Russia For about 15 km
53°0′N 62°7′E / 53.000°N 62.117°E / 53.000; 62.117 (Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan
53°0′N 78°12′E / 53.000°N 78.200°E / 53.000; 78.200 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
53°0′N 120°26′E / 53.000°N 120.433°E / 53.000; 120.433 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
53°0′N 125°41′E / 53.000°N 125.683°E / 53.000; 125.683 (Russia)  Russia
53°0′N 141°11′E / 53.000°N 141.183°E / 53.000; 141.183 (Strait of Tartary) Strait of Tartary
53°0′N 141°54′E / 53.000°N 141.900°E / 53.000; 141.900 (Russia)  Russia Island of Sakhalin
53°0′N 143°17′E / 53.000°N 143.283°E / 53.000; 143.283 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
53°0′N 156°7′E / 53.000°N 156.117°E / 53.000; 156.117 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°0′N 158°53′E / 53.000°N 158.883°E / 53.000; 158.883 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
53°0′N 172°45′E / 53.000°N 172.750°E / 53.000; 172.750 (United States)  United States Alaska - Attu Island
53°0′N 172°48′E / 53.000°N 172.800°E / 53.000; 172.800 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°0′N 169°45′W / 53.000°N 169.750°W / 53.000; -169.750 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kagamil Island
53°0′N 169°40′W / 53.000°N 169.667°W / 53.000; -169.667 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°0′N 168°55′W / 53.000°N 168.917°W / 53.000; -168.917 (United States)  United States Alaska - Umnak Island, Alaska
53°0′N 168°37′W / 53.000°N 168.617°W / 53.000; -168.617 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
53°0′N 132°23′W / 53.000°N 132.383°W / 53.000; -132.383 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - Hibben Island, Moresby Island and Louise Island
53°0′N 131°41′W / 53.000°N 131.683°W / 53.000; -131.683 (Hecate Strait) Hecate Strait
53°0′N 129°41′W / 53.000°N 129.683°W / 53.000; -129.683 (Canada)  Canada British Columbia - Estevan Group, Campania Island, Princess Royal Island and the mainland
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba - passing through Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg
Ontario
Nunavut - Akimiski Island
53°0′N 80°50′W / 53.000°N 80.833°W / 53.000; -80.833 (James Bay) James Bay
53°0′N 78°58′W / 53.000°N 78.967°W / 53.000; -78.967 (Canada)  Canada Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Quebec - for about 10 km
Newfoundland and Labrador
53°0′N 55°46′W / 53.000°N 55.767°W / 53.000; -55.767 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
53°0′N 9°25′W / 53.000°N 9.417°W / 53.000; -9.417 (Ireland)  Ireland
53°0′N 6°3′W / 53.000°N 6.050°W / 53.000; -6.050 (Irish Sea) Irish Sea
53°0′N 4°26′W / 53.000°N 4.433°W / 53.000; -4.433 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Wales
England

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