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80°
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.

Around the world[edit]

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

See also[edit]


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18 news items

The Nevada Sagebrush (blog)

The Nevada Sagebrush (blog)
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:01:33 -0800

For around an hour, Berner walked the audience through her three weeks spent just below the 80th parallel north during July 2015. Berner spoke of her trip to Norway then up into the unincorporated area of Svalbard, now within the Arctic Circle. From ...

Channel News Asia

The Japan Times
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:00:00 -0700

The base is a permanent structure located on the 80th parallel north and has an area of 140,000 sq. meters. The building can house 150 soldiers and stock enough fuel and food to let them work there autonomously for a year and a half, the ministry said.

Belleville News-Democrat

Belleville News-Democrat
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:18:13 -0700

The base is a permanent structure located on the 80th parallel north and has an area of 14,000 square meters (150,000 square feet). The building can house 150 soldiers and stock enough fuel and food to let them work there autonomously for a year and a ...

ValueWalk

ValueWalk
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:23:04 -0800

The base is named the 'Arctic Trefoil' and is a permanent structure located on the 80th parallel north and has an area of 150,000 square feet. Franz Josef Land is a chain of islands between the Barents and Kara seas north of Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

MarineLink

MarineLink
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:16:01 -0700

The "Arctic Trefoil" compound, located on 80th parallel north has been built using the latest technologies to prevent energy loss. The construction teams have paved the roads on the remote island and the main building is 97 percent complete, according ...

TASS

TASS
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:17:12 -0700

"The Arctic Trefoil administrative and residential compound today is the world's only capital construction facility being built on the 80th parallel north. Its area exceeds 14,000 square metres," the press service said. The facility's self-sufficiency ...

PetaPixel

PetaPixel
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:49:57 -0700

That's how the group decided on the 80th parallel north (circling close to the north pole) where the Earth is rotating at a much more doable 180 miles per hour. They also picked an appropriate time of year, settling on February when the sun is still ...

Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:49:12 -0700

Untouched: Michael Laggero travelled through the infamous Drake Passage. Michael has travelled right to the high Arctic above the 80th parallel north, to below the Antarctic Peninsula, and often gets within touching distance of the icebergs he photographs.
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