53rd parallel north

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53rd parallel north
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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]

Because of the far western position in the Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone, you can even see the midnight sun so far south on Attu Island, AK, because the sun sets as late as 12 a.m. there in the end of June.[citation needed]

European countries entirely north of 53° N

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°0′N 0°0′E / Prime Meridian)  United Kingdom England
53°0′N 0°8′E / 53°0′N 0°8′E / North Sea) North Sea
53°0′N 4°43′E / 53°0′N 4°43′E / Netherlands)  Netherlands Island of Texel (Province of North Holland)
53°0′N 4°47′E / 53°0′N 4°47′E / Wadden Sea) Wadden Sea
53°0′N 5°24′E / 53°0′N 5°24′E / Netherlands)  Netherlands Provinces of Friesland, Drenthe and Groningen
53°0′N 7°13′E / 53°0′N 7°13′E / Germany)  Germany Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt (for about10 Km), Brandenburg
53°0′N 14°15′E / 53°0′N 14°15′E / Poland)  Poland West Pomeranian Voivodeship
53°0′N 23°56′E / 53°0′N 23°56′E / Belarus)  Belarus Grodno Region
53°0′N 31°19′E / 53°0′N 31°19′E / Russia)  Russia Bryansk Oblast
53°0′N 61°9′E / 53°0′N 61°9′E / Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 10 km
53°0′N 61°18′E / 53°0′N 61°18′E / Russia)  Russia For about 7 km
53°0′N 61°24′E / 53°0′N 61°24′E / Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 12 km
53°0′N 61°35′E / 53°0′N 61°35′E / Russia)  Russia For about 18 km
53°0′N 61°51′E / 53°0′N 61°51′E / Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan For about 4 km
53°0′N 61°54′E / 53°0′N 61°54′E / Russia)  Russia For about 15 km
53°0′N 62°7′E / 53°0′N 62°7′E / Kazakhstan)  Kazakhstan Kostanay Region
53°0′N 78°12′E / 53°0′N 78°12′E / Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Baikal
53°0′N 120°26′E / 53°0′N 120°26′E / China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
53°0′N 125°41′E / 53°0′N 125°41′E / Russia)  Russia Amur Oblast
53°0′N 141°11′E / 53°0′N 141°11′E / Strait of Tartary) Strait of Tartary
53°0′N 141°54′E / 53°0′N 141°54′E / Russia)  Russia Island of Sakhalin
53°0′N 143°17′E / 53°0′N 143°17′E / Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
53°0′N 156°7′E / 53°0′N 156°7′E / Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°0′N 158°53′E / 53°0′N 158°53′E / Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
53°0′N 172°45′E / 53°0′N 172°45′E / United States)  United States Alaska - Attu Island
53°0′N 172°48′E / 53°0′N 172°48′E / Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°0′N 169°45′W / 53°0′N 169°45′W / United States)  United States Alaska - Kagamil Island
53°0′N 169°40′W / 53°0′N 169°40′W / Bering Sea) Bering Sea
53°0′N 168°55′W / 53°0′N 168°55′W / United States)  United States Alaska - Umnak Island, Alaska
53°0′N 168°37′W / 53°0′N 168°37′W / Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
53°0′N 132°23′W / 53°0′N 132°23′W / Canada)  Canada British Columbia - Hibben Island, Moresby Island and Louise Island
53°0′N 131°41′W / 53°0′N 131°41′W / Hecate Strait) Hecate Strait
53°0′N 129°41′W / 53°0′N 129°41′W / Canada)  Canada British Columbia - Estevan Group, Campania Island, Princess Royal Island and the mainland
Alberta- passing through Edmonton
Manitoba - passing through Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg
Nunavut - Akimiski Island
53°0′N 80°50′W / 53°0′N 80°50′W / James Bay) James Bay
53°0′N 78°58′W / 53°0′N 78°58′W / Canada)  Canada Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Quebec - for about 10 km
Newfoundland and Labrador
53°0′N 55°46′W / 53°0′N 55°46′W / Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
53°0′N 9°25′W / 53°0′N 9°25′W / Ireland)  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°00′00″N 6°59′17″W / Athy))
County Wicklow
53°0′N 6°3′W / 53°0′N 6°3′W / Irish Sea) Irish Sea
53°0′N 4°26′W / 53°0′N 4°26′W / United Kingdom)  United Kingdom Wales
England - passing through Stoke-on-Trent