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80th parallel north

The 80th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 80 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 80° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
80°0′N 0°0′E / 80.000°N 0.000°E / 80.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
80°0′N 15°58′E / 80.000°N 15.967°E / 80.000; 15.967 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen
80°0′N 16°33′E / 80.000°N 16.550°E / 80.000; 16.550 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
80°0′N 18°38′E / 80.000°N 18.633°E / 80.000; 18.633 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet
80°0′N 27°10′E / 80.000°N 27.167°E / 80.000; 27.167 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Passing just south of the islands of Storøya and Kvitøya, Svalbard,  Norway
Passing just south of Victoria Island,  Russia
80°0′N 50°34′E / 80.000°N 50.567°E / 80.000; 50.567 (Russia)  Russia Franz Josef Land - Northbrook Island
80°0′N 51°12′E / 80.000°N 51.200°E / 80.000; 51.200 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
80°0′N 58°47′E / 80.000°N 58.783°E / 80.000; 58.783 (Russia)  Russia Franz Josef Land - Salm Island
80°0′N 60°0′E / 80.000°N 60.000°E / 80.000; 60.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
80°0′N 66°13′E / 80.000°N 66.217°E / 80.000; 66.217 (Kara Sea) Kara Sea
80°0′N 91°18′E / 80.000°N 91.300°E / 80.000; 91.300 (Russia)  Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Pioneer Island and October Revolution Island
80°0′N 99°20′E / 80.000°N 99.333°E / 80.000; 99.333 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
80°0′N 105°40′E / 80.000°N 105.667°E / 80.000; 105.667 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°0′N 100°9′W / 80.000°N 100.150°W / 80.000; -100.150 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Meighen Island
80°0′N 98°45′W / 80.000°N 98.750°W / 80.000; -98.750 (Sverdrup Channel) Sverdrup Channel
80°0′N 96°37′W / 80.000°N 96.617°W / 80.000; -96.617 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island
80°0′N 87°9′W / 80.000°N 87.150°W / 80.000; -87.150 (Eureka Sound) Eureka Sound
80°0′N 86°12′W / 80.000°N 86.200°W / 80.000; -86.200 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island
80°0′N 82°44′W / 80.000°N 82.733°W / 80.000; -82.733 (Cañon Fiord) Cañon Fiord
80°0′N 82°1′W / 80.000°N 82.017°W / 80.000; -82.017 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
80°0′N 70°40′W / 80.000°N 70.667°W / 80.000; -70.667 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
80°0′N 65°3′W / 80.000°N 65.050°W / 80.000; -65.050 (Greenland)  Greenland
80°0′N 17°9′W / 80.000°N 17.150°W / 80.000; -17.150 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

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