26th parallel north

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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[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
26°0′N 0°0′E / 26.000°N 0.000°E / 26.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria
26°0′N 9°32′E / 26.000°N 9.533°E / 26.000; 9.533 (Libya)  Libya
26°0′N 25°0′E / 26.000°N 25.000°E / 26.000; 25.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
26°0′N 34°20′E / 26.000°N 34.333°E / 26.000; 34.333 (Red Sea) Red Sea
26°0′N 36°42′E / 26.000°N 36.700°E / 26.000; 36.700 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
26°0′N 50°4′E / 26.000°N 50.067°E / 26.000; 50.067 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
26°0′N 50°28′E / 26.000°N 50.467°E / 26.000; 50.467 (Bahrain)  Bahrain
26°0′N 50°38′E / 26.000°N 50.633°E / 26.000; 50.633 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
26°0′N 51°2′E / 26.000°N 51.033°E / 26.000; 51.033 (Bahrain)  Qatar
26°0′N 51°24′E / 26.000°N 51.400°E / 26.000; 51.400 (Persian Gulf) 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
26°0′N 56°4′E / 26.000°N 56.067°E / 26.000; 56.067 (United Arab Emirates)  United Arab Emirates
26°0′N 56°10′E / 26.000°N 56.167°E / 26.000; 56.167 (Oman)  Oman Musandam peninsula
26°0′N 56°25′E / 26.000°N 56.417°E / 26.000; 56.417 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Oman
26°0′N 57°14′E / 26.000°N 57.233°E / 26.000; 57.233 (Iran)  Iran
26°0′N 61°48′E / 26.000°N 61.800°E / 26.000; 61.800 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Balochistan
Sindh
26°0′N 70°5′E / 26.000°N 70.083°E / 26.000; 70.083 (India)  India Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Bihar
West Bengal
26°0′N 88°9′E / 26.000°N 88.150°E / 26.000; 88.150 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
26°0′N 89°32′E / 26.000°N 89.533°E / 26.000; 89.533 (India)  India West Bengal - for about 4 km
26°0′N 89°35′E / 26.000°N 89.583°E / 26.000; 89.583 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
26°0′N 89°49′E / 26.000°N 89.817°E / 26.000; 89.817 (India)  India Assam
Meghalaya
Assam
Nagaland
26°0′N 95°8′E / 26.000°N 95.133°E / 26.000; 95.133 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
26°0′N 98°36′E / 26.000°N 98.600°E / 26.000; 98.600 (China)  People's Republic of China Yunnan
Guizhou
Guangxi
Hunan (passing between Guangxi and Hunan several times)
Jiangxi
Fujian — passing just south of Fuzhou
26°0′N 119°43′E / 26.000°N 119.717°E / 26.000; 119.717 (East China Sea) East China Sea Passing just north of the disputed Senkaku Islands
26°0′N 127°40′E / 26.000°N 127.667°E / 26.000; 127.667 (Pacific Ocean) 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
26°0′N 112°12′W / 26.000°N 112.200°W / 26.000; -112.200 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California Sur
26°0′N 111°20′W / 26.000°N 111.333°W / 26.000; -111.333 (Gulf of California) Gulf of California
26°0′N 111°10′W / 26.000°N 111.167°W / 26.000; -111.167 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California Sur - Isla Carmen
26°0′N 111°5′W / 26.000°N 111.083°W / 26.000; -111.083 (Gulf of California) Gulf of California
26°0′N 109°26′W / 26.000°N 109.433°W / 26.000; -109.433 (Mexico)  Mexico Sinaloa
Chihuahua
Durango
Coahuila
Nuevo León
Tamaulipas
26°0′N 97°39′W / 26.000°N 97.650°W / 26.000; -97.650 (United States)  United States Texas
26°0′N 97°9′W / 26.000°N 97.150°W / 26.000; -97.150 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
26°0′N 81°45′W / 26.000°N 81.750°W / 26.000; -81.750 (United States)  United States Florida
26°0′N 80°7′W / 26.000°N 80.117°W / 26.000; -80.117 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
26°0′N 77°24′W / 26.000°N 77.400°W / 26.000; -77.400 (Bahamas)  Bahamas Island of Great Abaco
26°0′N 77°11′W / 26.000°N 77.183°W / 26.000; -77.183 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
26°0′N 14°30′W / 26.000°N 14.500°W / 26.000; -14.500 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Republic
26°0′N 12°0′W / 26.000°N 12.000°W / 26.000; -12.000 (Western Sahara / Mauritania border) Western Sahara /  Mauritania border
26°0′N 8°40′W / 26.000°N 8.667°W / 26.000; -8.667 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
26°0′N 6°26′W / 26.000°N 6.433°W / 26.000; -6.433 (Mauritania)  Algeria

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