73rd parallel north

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Template:Location map-line Template:Kml The 73rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 73 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 24 hours, 0 minutes during the summer solstice and nautical twilight during the winter solstice.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 73° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Template:Coord Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
Template:Coord Barents Sea
Template:Coord Template:RUS Novaya Zemlya - Yuzhny Island
Template:Coord Kara Sea
Template:Coord Template:RUS Southernmost point of Bely Island
Template:Coord Kara Sea Malygina Strait
Template:Coord Template:RUS Shokalsky Island
Template:Coord Kara Sea Passing just south of Neupokoyeva Island, Template:RUS
Template:Coord Template:RUS Sibiryakov Island
Template:Coord Kara Sea
Template:Coord Template:RUS
Template:Coord Laptev Sea Olenyok Gulf
Template:Coord Template:RUS Lena delta
Template:Coord Laptev Sea
Template:Coord East Siberian Sea Passing just south of Great Lyakhovsky Island, Template:RUS
Template:Coord Arctic Ocean
Template:Coord Beaufort Sea
Template:Coord Template:CAN Northwest Territories - Banks Island
Template:Coord Prince of Wales Strait
Template:Coord Template:CAN Northwest Territories - Victoria Island
Template:Coord Richard Collinson Inlet
Template:Coord Template:CAN Northwest Territories - Victoria Island
Template:Coord Wynniatt Bay
Template:Coord Template:CAN Northwest Territories - Victoria Island
Template:Coord Hadley Bay
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Victoria Island and Stefansson Island
Template:Coord M'Clintock Channel
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Prince of Wales Island
Template:Coord Ommanney Bay
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Prince of Wales Island and Prescott Island
Template:Coord Peel Sound
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Somerset Island
Template:Coord Prince Regent Inlet
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Baffin Island
Template:Coord Admiralty Inlet
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Baffin Island
Template:Coord Navy Board Inlet
Template:Coord Template:CAN Nunavut - Bylot Island
Template:Coord Baffin Bay
Template:Coord Template:GRL Puugutaa
Template:Coord Template:GRL Geographical Society Island
Template:Coord Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea

Greenland

Between 1776 and 1950, the 73rd parallel formed the northern limit of the Royal Greenland Trade Department's exclusive monopoly on trade near the Dano-Norwegian and later Danish colonies of Greenland (1776–1782) and North Greenland (1782–1950).<ref name="ole!">Marquardt, Ole. "Change and Continuity in Denmark's Greenland Policy" in The Oldenburg Monarchy: An Underestimated Empire?. Verlag Ludwig (Kiel), 2006.</ref>

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