13th parallel north

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13th parallel north

The 13th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 13 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 12 hours, 53 minutes during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 22 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 13° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
13°0′N 0°0′E / 13.000°N 0.000°E / 13.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Burkina Faso
13°0′N 1°7′E / 13.000°N 1.117°E / 13.000; 1.117 (Niger)  Niger
13°0′N 4°6′E / 13.000°N 4.100°E / 13.000; 4.100 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
13°0′N 6°55′E / 13.000°N 6.917°E / 13.000; 6.917 (Niger)  Niger For about 14 km
13°0′N 7°3′E / 13.000°N 7.050°E / 13.000; 7.050 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
13°0′N 8°36′E / 13.000°N 8.600°E / 13.000; 8.600 (Niger)  Niger
13°0′N 9°50′E / 13.000°N 9.833°E / 13.000; 9.833 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
13°0′N 13°48′E / 13.000°N 13.800°E / 13.000; 13.800 (Lake Chad) Lake Chad Passing through territorial waters of  Cameroon
13°0′N 15°10′E / 13.000°N 15.167°E / 13.000; 15.167 (Chad)  Chad
13°0′N 21°54′E / 13.000°N 21.900°E / 13.000; 21.900 (Sudan)  Sudan
13°0′N 36°10′E / 13.000°N 36.167°E / 13.000; 36.167 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
13°0′N 41°53′E / 13.000°N 41.883°E / 13.000; 41.883 (Eritrea)  Eritrea
13°0′N 42°44′E / 13.000°N 42.733°E / 13.000; 42.733 (Red Sea) Red Sea
13°0′N 43°23′E / 13.000°N 43.383°E / 13.000; 43.383 (Yemen)  Yemen
13°0′N 45°10′E / 13.000°N 45.167°E / 13.000; 45.167 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden
Arabian Sea
13°0′N 74°47′E / 13.000°N 74.783°E / 13.000; 74.783 (India)  India Karnataka - passing through Bangalore
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu - passing through the southern parts of Chennai
13°0′N 80°16′E / 13.000°N 80.267°E / 13.000; 80.267 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal - passing just north of Interview Island,  India
13°0′N 92°49′E / 13.000°N 92.817°E / 13.000; 92.817 (India)  India Andaman and Nicobar Islands - North Andaman Island
13°0′N 92°57′E / 13.000°N 92.950°E / 13.000; 92.950 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
13°0′N 98°17′E / 13.000°N 98.283°E / 13.000; 98.283 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma) Island of Mali Kyun
13°0′N 98°18′E / 13.000°N 98.300°E / 13.000; 98.300 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
13°0′N 98°36′E / 13.000°N 98.600°E / 13.000; 98.600 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
13°0′N 99°11′E / 13.000°N 99.183°E / 13.000; 99.183 (Thailand)  Thailand
13°0′N 100°4′E / 13.000°N 100.067°E / 13.000; 100.067 (Bay of Bangkok) Bay of Bangkok
13°0′N 100°56′E / 13.000°N 100.933°E / 13.000; 100.933 (Thailand)  Thailand
13°0′N 102°32′E / 13.000°N 102.533°E / 13.000; 102.533 (Cambodia)  Cambodia Passing through Tonlé Sap lake
13°0′N 107°30′E / 13.000°N 107.500°E / 13.000; 107.500 (Vietnam)  Vietnam
13°0′N 109°23′E / 13.000°N 109.383°E / 13.000; 109.383 (South China Sea) South China Sea
13°0′N 120°46′E / 13.000°N 120.767°E / 13.000; 120.767 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindoro
13°0′N 121°29′E / 13.000°N 121.483°E / 13.000; 121.483 (Tablas Strait) Tablas Strait Passing just north of Maestro de Campo Island,  Philippines
13°0′N 122°0′E / 13.000°N 122.000°E / 13.000; 122.000 (Sibuyan Sea) Sibuyan Sea Passing just north of Banton Island,  Philippines
13°0′N 123°1′E / 13.000°N 123.017°E / 13.000; 123.017 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Burias
13°0′N 123°8′E / 13.000°N 123.133°E / 13.000; 123.133 (Burias Pass) Burias Pass
13°0′N 123°28′E / 13.000°N 123.467°E / 13.000; 123.467 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Luzon
13°0′N 124°9′E / 13.000°N 124.150°E / 13.000; 124.150 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of  Guam
13°0′N 87°38′W / 13.000°N 87.633°W / 13.000; -87.633 (Nicaragua)  Nicaragua Passing through the Cosigüina volcano
13°0′N 87°30′W / 13.000°N 87.500°W / 13.000; -87.500 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Fonseca
13°0′N 87°19′W / 13.000°N 87.317°W / 13.000; -87.317 (Honduras)  Honduras Extreme south of the country
13°0′N 87°1′W / 13.000°N 87.017°W / 13.000; -87.017 (Nicaragua)  Nicaragua
13°0′N 83°32′W / 13.000°N 83.533°W / 13.000; -83.533 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
13°0′N 61°15′W / 13.000°N 61.250°W / 13.000; -61.250 (St Vincent and the Grenadines)  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Bequia
13°0′N 61°13′W / 13.000°N 61.217°W / 13.000; -61.217 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of  Barbados
13°0′N 16°45′W / 13.000°N 16.750°W / 13.000; -16.750 (Senegal)  Senegal
13°0′N 11°25′W / 13.000°N 11.417°W / 13.000; -11.417 (Mali)  Mali
13°0′N 4°16′W / 13.000°N 4.267°W / 13.000; -4.267 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso

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