27th parallel north

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27th parallel north

The 27th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 27 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 51 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 26 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 27° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
27°0′N 0°0′E / 27.000°N 0.000°E / 27.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria
27°0′N 9°50′E / 27.000°N 9.833°E / 27.000; 9.833 (Libya)  Libya
27°0′N 25°0′E / 27.000°N 25.000°E / 27.000; 25.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
27°0′N 33°54′E / 27.000°N 33.900°E / 27.000; 33.900 (Red Sea) Red Sea
27°0′N 35°55′E / 27.000°N 35.917°E / 27.000; 35.917 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
27°0′N 49°40′E / 27.000°N 49.667°E / 27.000; 49.667 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Passing just north of Lavan Island,  Iran
27°0′N 53°21′E / 27.000°N 53.350°E / 27.000; 53.350 (Iran)  Iran
27°0′N 55°48′E / 27.000°N 55.800°E / 27.000; 55.800 (Persian Gulf) Persian Gulf Passing just north of Qeshm island,  Iran
Passing just south of Hormuz Island,  Iran
27°0′N 56°54′E / 27.000°N 56.900°E / 27.000; 56.900 (Iran)  Iran
27°0′N 63°15′E / 27.000°N 63.250°E / 27.000; 63.250 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Balochistan
Sindh
27°0′N 69°31′E / 27.000°N 69.517°E / 27.000; 69.517 (India)  India Rajasthan
Uttar Pradesh
Bihar
27°0′N 84°51′E / 27.000°N 84.850°E / 27.000; 84.850 (Nepal)    Nepal
27°0′N 88°6′E / 27.000°N 88.100°E / 27.000; 88.100 (India)  India West Bengal
27°0′N 88°52′E / 27.000°N 88.867°E / 27.000; 88.867 (Bhutan)  Bhutan
27°0′N 92°5′E / 27.000°N 92.083°E / 27.000; 92.083 (India)  India Arunachal Pradesh - claimed by  People's Republic of China
Assam
Arunachal Pradesh
27°0′N 95°48′E / 27.000°N 95.800°E / 27.000; 95.800 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
27°0′N 98°44′E / 27.000°N 98.733°E / 27.000; 98.733 (China)  People's Republic of China Yunnan
Sichuan
Yunnan
Guizhou
Hunan (for about 4 km)
Guizhou
Hunan
Jiangxi
Fujian
27°0′N 120°16′E / 27.000°N 120.267°E / 27.000; 120.267 (East China Sea) East China Sea
27°0′N 127°56′E / 27.000°N 127.933°E / 27.000; 127.933 (Japan)  Japan Iheya island
27°0′N 127°56′E / 27.000°N 127.933°E / 27.000; 127.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Okinawa Island,  Japan
Passing just south of Yoronjima,  Japan
Passing just south of Chichi-jima,  Japan
27°0′N 114°2′W / 27.000°N 114.033°W / 27.000; -114.033 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California peninsula
27°0′N 112°1′W / 27.000°N 112.017°W / 27.000; -112.017 (Gulf of California) Gulf of California
27°0′N 109°57′W / 27.000°N 109.950°W / 27.000; -109.950 (Mexico)  Mexico Passing just south of Navojoa, Sonora
27°0′N 99°24′W / 27.000°N 99.400°W / 27.000; -99.400 (United States)  United States Texas - mainland and Padre Island
27°0′N 97°23′W / 27.000°N 97.383°W / 27.000; -97.383 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
27°0′N 82°25′W / 27.000°N 82.417°W / 27.000; -82.417 (United States)  United States Florida
27°0′N 80°5′W / 27.000°N 80.083°W / 27.000; -80.083 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
27°0′N 78°13′W / 27.000°N 78.217°W / 27.000; -78.217 (Bahamas)  Bahamas Great Sale Cay
27°0′N 78°12′W / 27.000°N 78.200°W / 27.000; -78.200 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing between the Fish Cays and the Pensacola Cays,  Bahamas
27°0′N 13°27′W / 27.000°N 13.450°W / 27.000; -13.450 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco
27°0′N 8°40′W / 27.000°N 8.667°W / 27.000; -8.667 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
27°0′N 8°9′W / 27.000°N 8.150°W / 27.000; -8.150 (Algeria)  Algeria

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