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44th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
44°
44th parallel north

The 44th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 44 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 29 minutes during the summer solstice and 8 hours, 53 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 44° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
 France
 Italy
Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Genoa
 Italy Passing just north of  San Marino
Adriatic Sea
 Croatia Islands of Dugi Otok, Pašman, and the mainland
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Serbia For about 3 km
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Serbia
 Bulgaria
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Romania For about 15 km
 Bulgaria For about 4 km
 Romania
Black Sea
 Russia
Caspian Sea Passing just north of Chechen Island,  Russia
 Kazakhstan
 Uzbekistan
 Kazakhstan
 People's Republic of China Xinjiang — passing about 22 km north of Ürümqi
 Mongolia
 People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Jilin — passing just north of Changchun
Heilongjiang
Jilin - for about 2 km
Heilongjiang - for <1 km
Jilin - for about 10 km
Heilongjiang
Jilin - for about 5 km
Heilongjiang
 Russia
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Hokkaidō:
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
Sea of Okhotsk
 Japan Island of Hokkaidō:
— Hokkaidō Prefecture - Shiretoko Peninsula
Nemuro Strait
Kuril Islands Kunashir Island, administered by  Russia but claimed by  Japan
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of the island of Shikotan, administered by  Russia, claimed by  Japan
 United States
44th parallel in Wisconsin, United States
Oregon
Idaho
Wyoming
South Dakota
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Lake Michigan
 United States Michigan
Lake Huron
 Canada Ontario
Lake Ontario
 United States New York
Vermont
New Hampshire
Maine
Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Maine - passing just south of Vinalhaven Island and Isle au Haut, Maine,  United States
 Canada Nova Scotia
Atlantic Ocean
 Canada Nova Scotia - Sable Island
Atlantic Ocean
 France

See also

References

  1. ^ http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php


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