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58th Parallel North

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58th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
58th parallel north

The 58th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 58 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 18 hours, 11 minutes during the summer solstice and 6 hours, 27 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 58° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
North Sea
 Norway Southernmost point
Baltic Sea Passing just north of the islands of Gotland and Fårö,  Sweden
 Estonia Island of Saaremaa
Gulf of Riga
 Estonia For about 3 km
 Latvia For about 9 km
 Russia Passing through Perm and Ust-Ilimsk
Sea of Okhotsk
 Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
Bering Sea
 United States Alaska - Alaska Peninsula
Shelikof Strait
 United States Alaska - Raspberry Island and Afognak Island
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska
 United States Alaska - Yakobi Island, Chichagof Island, Admiralty Island and the mainland
 Canada British Columbia
Hudson Bay
 Canada Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Atlantic Ocean
 United Kingdom Scotland - island of Lewis and Harris
The Minch
 United Kingdom Scotland
North Sea

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