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Arctic Circle - Rovaniemi, Finland
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member small oaks
N 66° 32.611 E 025° 50.792
35W E 448766 N 7380967
Quick Description: Arctic Circle at Santa Claus Village rest stop area in Rovaniemi, Finland has about one feet thick painted line of Arctic circle going through the area, even inside the buildings.
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 11:55:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM71R2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 164

Long Description:
You can see the Arctic Circle line even on Finnish - Citizens MapSite. (visit link)

On the line there is writen Arctic circle, Napapiiri, Polarkreis among others. Also there is latitude of arctic circle writen N 66.32'35''. When compared it to 66.33'39'' on wikipedia there is a difference or tolerance.

Explanation to this tolerance is that the Arctic Circle changes continuously either North or South, sometimes by a number of metres in one day. This is because of the Axis of earth changes a bit all the time.
By the way first building of arctic circle erected here in this village in 1950 and it was in honour of the visit by USA's former First Lady Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to Rovaniemi.
Line type: Major circles of latitude

If other type, please explain.: en tiedä ymmärsinkö kysymyksen oikein, mutta antarctic circle on eteläinen napapiiri, kun tämä on pohjoinen

Tolerance: 51.46 m to writen "Arctic circle", and 1900,06 m south from Wikipedia's latitude of arctic circle

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