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]

European countries entirely north of 53° N
European countries entirely north of 53° N
Line across the Earth
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53rd parallel north

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  United Kingdom England
53°0′N 0°8′E / 53.000°N 0.133°E North Sea
53°0′N 4°43′E / 53.000°N 4.717°E  Netherlands Island of Texel (Province of North Holland)
53°0′N 4°47′E / 53.000°N 4.783°E Wadden Sea
53°0′N 5°24′E / 53.000°N 5.400°E  Netherlands Provinces of Friesland, Drenthe and Groningen
53°0′N 7°13′E / 53.000°N 7.217°E  Germany Lower Saxony
53°0′N 14°15′E / 53.000°N 14.250°E  Poland West Pomeranian Voivodeship
53°0′N 23°56′E / 53.000°N 23.933°E  Belarus Grodno Region
53°0′N 31°19′E / 53.000°N 31.317°E  Russia Bryansk Oblast
53°0′N 61°9′E / 53.000°N 61.150°E  Kazakhstan For about 10 km
53°0′N 61°18′E / 53.000°N 61.300°E  Russia For about 7 km
53°0′N 61°24′E / 53.000°N 61.400°E  Kazakhstan For about 12 km
53°0′N 61°35′E / 53.000°N 61.583°E  Russia For about 18 km
53°0′N 61°51′E / 53.000°N 61.850°E  Kazakhstan For about 4 km
53°0′N 61°54′E / 53.000°N 61.900°E  Russia For about 15 km
53°0′N 62°7′E / 53.000°N 62.117°E  Kazakhstan Kostanay Region
53°0′N 78°12′E / 53.000°N 78.200°E  Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
53°0′N 120°26′E / 53.000°N 120.433°E  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
53°0′N 125°41′E / 53.000°N 125.683°E  Russia Amur Oblast
53°0′N 141°11′E / 53.000°N 141.183°E Strait of Tartary
53°0′N 141°54′E / 53.000°N 141.900°E  Russia Island of Sakhalin
53°0′N 143°17′E / 53.000°N 143.283°E Sea of Okhotsk
53°0′N 156°7′E / 53.000°N 156.117°E  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°0′N 158°53′E / 53.000°N 158.883°E Pacific Ocean
53°0′N 172°45′E / 53.000°N 172.750°E  United States Alaska - Attu Island
53°0′N 172°48′E / 53.000°N 172.800°E Bering Sea
53°0′N 169°45′W / 53.000°N 169.750°W  United States Alaska - Kagamil Island
53°0′N 169°40′W / 53.000°N 169.667°W Bering Sea
53°0′N 168°55′W / 53.000°N 168.917°W  United States Alaska - Umnak Island, Alaska
53°0′N 168°37′W / 53.000°N 168.617°W Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
53°0′N 132°23′W / 53.000°N 132.383°W  Canada British Columbia - Hibben Island, Moresby Island and Louise Island
53°0′N 131°41′W / 53.000°N 131.683°W Hecate Strait
53°0′N 129°41′W / 53.000°N 129.683°W  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 James Bay
53°0′N 78°58′W / 53.000°N 78.967°W  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 Atlantic Ocean
53°0′N 9°25′W / 53.000°N 9.417°W  Ireland County Clare
County Galway
Lough Derg
County Tipperary
County Offaly
County Laois
County Kildare (including Athy at 53°00′00″N 6°59′17″W / 53.00000°N 6.98806°W)
County Wicklow
53°0′N 6°3′W / 53.000°N 6.050°W Irish Sea
53°0′N 4°26′W / 53.000°N 4.433°W  United Kingdom Wales
England - passing through Stoke-on-Trent

See also

References

  1. ^ http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php
52nd parallel north

The 52nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 52 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

In Canada, part of the legally defined border between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador is defined by the parallel, though Quebec maintains a dormant claim to some of the territory north of this line.The catchment area of London, the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, can be broadly defined by the 51st and 52nd parallels.At this latitude the sun is visible for 16 hours, 44 minutes during the summer solstice and 7 hours, 45 minutes during the winter solstice.

53rd parallel

53rd parallel may refer to:

53rd parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere

53rd parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere

54th parallel north

The 54th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 54 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 17 hours, 9 minutes during the summer solstice and 7 hours, 22 minutes during the winter solstice.

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The division had a population of 21,606 in the Canada 2006 Census.

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It was described in 1997 by Eudald Carbonell, Juan Luis Arsuaga and J. M. Bermúdez de Castro, who based on its "unique mix of modern and primitive traits" classified it as a previously unknown archaic human species.The fossils associated with Homo antecessor represent the oldest direct fossil record of the presence of Homo in Europe.

The species name antecessor proposed in 1997 is a Latin word meaning "predecessor", or "vanguard, scout, pioneer".

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Following is a list of circles of latitude on Earth.

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