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26th Parallel North

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26th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
26th parallel north
In Africa, the parallel defines part of the border between Western Sahara and Mauritania.

The 26th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 26 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

A section of the border between Western Sahara and Mauritania is defined by the parallel.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 46 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 31 minutes during the winter solstice. The sun is at 40.17 degrees in the sky during the winter solstice and 87.83 degrees in the sky during the summer solstice[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 26° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Red Sea
 Saudi Arabia
Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
Persian Gulf Passing between the islands of Bani Forur and Sirri,  Iran
Passing between the Tunb Islands and the island of Abu Musa, controlled by Iran but claimed by  United Arab Emirates
 United Arab Emirates
 Oman Musandam peninsula
Indian Ocean Gulf of Oman
 Pakistan Balochistan
 India Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
 India West Bengal - for about 4 km
 India Assam
 Burma (Burma)
 People's Republic of China Yunnan
Hunan (passing between Guangxi and Hunan several times)
Fujian — passing just south of Fuzhou
East China Sea Passing just north of the disputed Senkaku Islands
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of the island of Okinawa,  Japan
Passing just north of the island of Kita Daito,  Japan
Passing just south of Lisianski Island, Hawaii,  United States
Passing just north of the atoll of Laysan, Hawaii,  United States
 Mexico Baja California Sur
Gulf of California
 Mexico Baja California Sur - Isla Carmen
Gulf of California
 Mexico Sinaloa
Nuevo León
 United States Texas
Gulf of Mexico
 United States Florida
Atlantic Ocean
 Bahamas Island of Great Abaco
Atlantic Ocean
Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco and the Sahrawi Republic
Western Sahara /  Mauritania border

See also


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