21st parallel north

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21st parallel north

The 21st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 21 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 25 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 51 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 21° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
21°0′N 0°0′E / 21.000°N 0.000°E / 21.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Mali
21°0′N 1°11′E / 21.000°N 1.183°E / 21.000; 1.183 (Algeria)  Algeria
21°0′N 7°42′E / 21.000°N 7.700°E / 21.000; 7.700 (Niger)  Niger
21°0′N 15°36′E / 21.000°N 15.600°E / 21.000; 15.600 (Chad)  Chad
21°0′N 21°5′E / 21.000°N 21.083°E / 21.000; 21.083 (Libya)  Libya
21°0′N 25°0′E / 21.000°N 25.000°E / 21.000; 25.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
21°0′N 37°7′E / 21.000°N 37.117°E / 21.000; 37.117 (Red Sea) Red Sea
21°0′N 39°17′E / 21.000°N 39.283°E / 21.000; 39.283 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
21°0′N 55°20′E / 21.000°N 55.333°E / 21.000; 55.333 (Oman)  Oman
21°0′N 58°48′E / 21.000°N 58.800°E / 21.000; 58.800 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
21°0′N 70°14′E / 21.000°N 70.233°E / 21.000; 70.233 (India)  India Gujarat - Kathiawar peninsula
21°0′N 71°40′E / 21.000°N 71.667°E / 21.000; 71.667 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Khambhat
21°0′N 72°44′E / 21.000°N 72.733°E / 21.000; 72.733 (India)  India Gujarat
Maharashtra
Chhattisgarh
Orissa
21°0′N 86°53′E / 21.000°N 86.883°E / 21.000; 86.883 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
21°0′N 92°11′E / 21.000°N 92.183°E / 21.000; 92.183 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
21°0′N 92°16′E / 21.000°N 92.267°E / 21.000; 92.267 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
21°0′N 100°33′E / 21.000°N 100.550°E / 21.000; 100.550 (Laos)  Laos
21°0′N 103°4′E / 21.000°N 103.067°E / 21.000; 103.067 (Vietnam)  Vietnam Mainland and some islands
21°0′N 107°50′E / 21.000°N 107.833°E / 21.000; 107.833 (South China Sea) South China Sea Gulf of Tonkin - passing just south of Weizhou Island, Guangxi,  People's Republic of China
21°0′N 109°41′E / 21.000°N 109.683°E / 21.000; 109.683 (China)  People's Republic of China Guangdong (Leizhou Peninsula and Donghai Island)
21°0′N 110°31′E / 21.000°N 110.517°E / 21.000; 110.517 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing just south of Mavudis island,  Philippines
21°0′N 121°56′E / 21.000°N 121.933°E / 21.000; 121.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between Molokai and Lanai islands, Hawaii,  United States
21°0′N 156°40′W / 21.000°N 156.667°W / 21.000; -156.667 (United States)  United States Island of Maui, Hawaii
21°0′N 156°33′W / 21.000°N 156.550°W / 21.000; -156.550 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
21°0′N 105°20′W / 21.000°N 105.333°W / 21.000; -105.333 (Mexico)  Mexico
21°0′N 97°19′W / 21.000°N 97.317°W / 21.000; -97.317 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico Bay of Campeche
21°0′N 90°20′W / 21.000°N 90.333°W / 21.000; -90.333 (Mexico)  Mexico Yucatán Peninsula
21°0′N 86°49′W / 21.000°N 86.817°W / 21.000; -86.817 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
21°0′N 79°13′W / 21.000°N 79.217°W / 21.000; -79.217 (Cuba)  Cuba Doce Leguas Cays
21°0′N 79°10′W / 21.000°N 79.167°W / 21.000; -79.167 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
21°0′N 78°26′W / 21.000°N 78.433°W / 21.000; -78.433 (Cuba)  Cuba
21°0′N 75°34′W / 21.000°N 75.567°W / 21.000; -75.567 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
21°0′N 73°42′W / 21.000°N 73.700°W / 21.000; -73.700 (Bahamas)  Bahamas Great Inagua island
21°0′N 73°8′W / 21.000°N 73.133°W / 21.000; -73.133 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing to the south of the southernmost cays of the  Turks and Caicos Islands
21°0′N 17°3′W / 21.000°N 17.050°W / 21.000; -17.050 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco - Ras Nouadhibou peninsula
21°0′N 17°2′W / 21.000°N 17.033°W / 21.000; -17.033 (Mauritania)  Mauritania Ras Nouadhibou peninsula
21°0′N 17°0′W / 21.000°N 17.000°W / 21.000; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
21°0′N 16°50′W / 21.000°N 16.833°W / 21.000; -16.833 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
21°0′N 6°6′W / 21.000°N 6.100°W / 21.000; -6.100 (Mali)  Mali

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