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43rd Parallel North

Line across the Earth
43rd parallel north

The 43rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 43 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

On 21 June the sun is at 70.83 degrees in the sky.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 22 minutes during the summer solstice and 9 hours, 0 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 43° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Lion
 France Îles d'Hyères
Mediterranean Sea
 France Island of Corsica
Mediterranean Sea Passing just south of the island of Capraia,  Italy
Adriatic Sea Passing just south of the island of Vis,  Croatia
Passing just north of the island of Korčula,  Croatia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Kosovo or  Serbia Kosovo is a partially recognised state. Some nations consider its territory to be part of Serbia.
 Serbia passing through Leskovac
Black Sea
Georgia Abkhazia is a partially recognised state. Most nations consider its territory to be part of Georgia.
Caspian Sea
 Kyrgyzstan Passing just north of Bishkek
 People's Republic of China Xinjiang
 People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Jilin (for about 26 km)
Liaoning (for about 14 km)
 North Korea For about 5 km (county of Onsong)
 People's Republic of China Jilin
 Russia Primorsky Krai — passing just south of Vladivostok
Sea of Japan Amur Bay
 Russia Russky Island
Sea of Japan Ussuri Bay
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Hokkaidō
Pacific Ocean
 United States Oregon
South Dakota / Nebraska border
South Dakota
Lake Michigan
 United States Michigan
 Canada Ontario — passing through London
 United States New York
New Hampshire
Atlantic Ocean

United States

The parallel 43° north forms most of the boundary between the State of Nebraska and the State of South Dakota.

The parallel formed the northern border of the historic and extralegal Territory of Jefferson.

See also


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