23rd parallel north

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23rd parallel north

The 23rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 23 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, 33 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 43 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 23° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
23°0′N 0°0′E / 23.000°N 0.000°E / 23.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria
23°0′N 11°3′E / 23.000°N 11.050°E / 23.000; 11.050 (Niger)  Niger
23°0′N 13°46′E / 23.000°N 13.767°E / 23.000; 13.767 (Libya)  Libya
23°0′N 15°0′E / 23.000°N 15.000°E / 23.000; 15.000 (Chad)  Chad
23°0′N 16°58′E / 23.000°N 16.967°E / 23.000; 16.967 (Libya)  Libya
23°0′N 25°0′E / 23.000°N 25.000°E / 23.000; 25.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
23°0′N 35°27′E / 23.000°N 35.450°E / 23.000; 35.450 (Hala'ib Triangle) Hala'ib Triangle Claimed by both Egypt and Sudan - Egypt controls the territory
23°0′N 35°40′E / 23.000°N 35.667°E / 23.000; 35.667 (Red Sea) Red Sea
23°0′N 38°48′E / 23.000°N 38.800°E / 23.000; 38.800 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
23°0′N 52°32′E / 23.000°N 52.533°E / 23.000; 52.533 (United Arab Emirates)  United Arab Emirates Emirate of Abu Dhabi
23°0′N 55°13′E / 23.000°N 55.217°E / 23.000; 55.217 (Oman)  Oman
23°0′N 59°7′E / 23.000°N 59.117°E / 23.000; 59.117 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
23°0′N 68°54′E / 23.000°N 68.900°E / 23.000; 68.900 (India)  India Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
West Bengal
23°0′N 88°52′E / 23.000°N 88.867°E / 23.000; 88.867 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
23°0′N 91°32′E / 23.000°N 91.533°E / 23.000; 91.533 (India)  India Tripura - for about 20 km
23°0′N 91°43′E / 23.000°N 91.717°E / 23.000; 91.717 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
23°0′N 92°23′E / 23.000°N 92.383°E / 23.000; 92.383 (India)  India Mizoram
23°0′N 93°8′E / 23.000°N 93.133°E / 23.000; 93.133 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
23°0′N 99°31′E / 23.000°N 99.517°E / 23.000; 99.517 (China)  People's Republic of China Yunnan
23°0′N 104°50′E / 23.000°N 104.833°E / 23.000; 104.833 (Vietnam)  Vietnam
23°0′N 105°48′E / 23.000°N 105.800°E / 23.000; 105.800 (China)  People's Republic of China Guangxi
Guangdong — passing just south of Guangzhou
23°0′N 116°31′E / 23.000°N 116.517°E / 23.000; 116.517 (South China Sea) South China Sea
23°0′N 120°7′E / 23.000°N 120.117°E / 23.000; 120.117 (Taiwan)  Republic of China Island of Taiwan (claimed by  People's Republic of China)
23°0′N 121°19′E / 23.000°N 121.317°E / 23.000; 121.317 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of the island of Nihoa, Hawaii,  United States
23°0′N 110°5′W / 23.000°N 110.083°W / 23.000; -110.083 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California peninsula
23°0′N 109°42′W / 23.000°N 109.700°W / 23.000; -109.700 (Gulf of California) Gulf of California
23°0′N 106°11′W / 23.000°N 106.183°W / 23.000; -106.183 (Mexico)  Mexico
23°0′N 97°46′W / 23.000°N 97.767°W / 23.000; -97.767 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
23°0′N 83°13′W / 23.000°N 83.217°W / 23.000; -83.217 (Cuba)  Cuba Passing just south of Havana
23°0′N 79°59′W / 23.000°N 79.983°W / 23.000; -79.983 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
23°0′N 74°55′W / 23.000°N 74.917°W / 23.000; -74.917 (Bahamas)  Bahamas Long Island
23°0′N 74°51′W / 23.000°N 74.850°W / 23.000; -74.850 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of Crooked Island,  Bahamas
Passing just south of Samana Cay,  Bahamas
23°0′N 16°8′W / 23.000°N 16.133°W / 23.000; -16.133 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco
23°0′N 13°5′W / 23.000°N 13.083°W / 23.000; -13.083 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
23°0′N 6°20′W / 23.000°N 6.333°W / 23.000; -6.333 (Mali)  Mali
23°0′N 1°40′W / 23.000°N 1.667°W / 23.000; -1.667 (Algeria)  Algeria

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