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10th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
10°
10th parallel north
The 10th parallel north defines part of the border between Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The 10th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 10 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 12 hours, 43 minutes during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 33 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

A section of the border between Guinea and Sierra Leone is defined by the parallel.

The Ten Degree Channel in the Indian Ocean is named after the parallel.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 10° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
 Ghana
 Togo
 Benin
 Nigeria
 Cameroon
 Chad
 Cameroon
 Chad
 Central African Republic
 Sudan
 South Sudan
 Sudan
Abyei Area controlled by  Sudan, and claimed by  South Sudan
 Sudan
 South Sudan
 Sudan
 South Sudan
 Sudan
 Ethiopia
 Somalia Passing through Somaliland
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
Passing just south of the island of Kalpeni,  India
Laccadive Sea
 India Kerala
Tamil Nadu
Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
Ten Degree Channel (between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,  India)
Andaman Sea
 Myanmar (Burma) Island of Zadetkyi Kyun in the Mergui Archipelago
Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
 Myanmar (Burma) The southernmost tip of the Burmese mainland
 Thailand
Gulf of Thailand Passing just south of the island of Ko Tao,  Thailand
Passing just south of the island of Phú Quốc,  Vietnam
 Vietnam
South China Sea Passing through the disputed Spratly Islands
 Philippines Island of Palawan
Sulu Sea
 Philippines Island of Negros
Tañon Strait
 Philippines Island of Cebu
Cebu Strait
 Philippines Island of Bohol
Bohol Sea Passing just south of the island of Leyte,  Philippines
 Philippines Island of Panaon
Surigao Strait
 Philippines Islands of Sibanac and Dinagat
Dinagat Sound
 Philippines Island of Siargao
Pacific Ocean
 Federated States of Micronesia Passing through Ulithi Atoll
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Ujelang Atoll,  Marshall Islands
Passing just south of Wotho Atoll,  Marshall Islands
 Marshall Islands Passing through Likiep Atoll
Pacific Ocean
 Costa Rica Passing through the Gulf of Nicoya
Passing just north of San José
Caribbean Sea
 Colombia
 Venezuela Passing through Lake Maracaibo
Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of the island of Trinidad,  Trinidad and Tobago
 Guinea
 Guinea /  Sierra Leone border
 Guinea
 Ivory Coast
 Burkina Faso
 Ghana

See also

References

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