2nd parallel north

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2nd parallel north

The 2nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 2 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 2° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
2°0′N 0°0′E / 2.000°N 0.000°E / 2.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea
2°0′N 9°47′E / 2.000°N 9.783°E / 2.000; 9.783 (Equatorial Guinea)  Equatorial Guinea
2°0′N 11°20′E / 2.000°N 11.333°E / 2.000; 11.333 (Gabon)  Gabon
2°0′N 13°14′E / 2.000°N 13.233°E / 2.000; 13.233 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
2°0′N 15°2′E / 2.000°N 15.033°E / 2.000; 15.033 (Cameroon)  Cameroon For about 9 km
2°0′N 15°7′E / 2.000°N 15.117°E / 2.000; 15.117 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo For about 17 km
2°0′N 15°16′E / 2.000°N 15.267°E / 2.000; 15.267 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
2°0′N 16°3′E / 2.000°N 16.050°E / 2.000; 16.050 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
2°0′N 18°5′E / 2.000°N 18.083°E / 2.000; 18.083 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
2°0′N 31°3′E / 2.000°N 31.050°E / 2.000; 31.050 (Lake Albert) Lake Albert The border with Uganda is in the lake at 2°0′N 31°14′E / 2.000°N 31.233°E / 2.000; 31.233 (Uganda)
2°0′N 31°24′E / 2.000°N 31.400°E / 2.000; 31.400 (Uganda)  Uganda
2°0′N 34°59′E / 2.000°N 34.983°E / 2.000; 34.983 (Kenya)  Kenya
2°0′N 41°0′E / 2.000°N 41.000°E / 2.000; 41.000 (Somalia)  Somalia
2°0′N 45°17′E / 2.000°N 45.283°E / 2.000; 45.283 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of Mogadishu,  Somalia
2°0′N 73°21′E / 2.000°N 73.350°E / 2.000; 73.350 (Maldives)  Maldives Laamu Atoll
2°0′N 73°33′E / 2.000°N 73.550°E / 2.000; 73.550 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of the Banyak Islands,  Indonesia
2°0′N 98°27′E / 2.000°N 98.450°E / 2.000; 98.450 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Sumatra and Rupat
2°0′N 101°46′E / 2.000°N 101.767°E / 2.000; 101.767 (Strait of Malacca) Strait of Malacca
2°0′N 102°35′E / 2.000°N 102.583°E / 2.000; 102.583 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Johor
2°0′N 104°6′E / 2.000°N 104.100°E / 2.000; 104.100 (South China Sea) South China Sea
2°0′N 109°35′E / 2.000°N 109.583°E / 2.000; 109.583 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo - for about 3 km
2°0′N 109°37′E / 2.000°N 109.617°E / 2.000; 109.617 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo - for about 3 km
2°0′N 109°39′E / 2.000°N 109.650°E / 2.000; 109.650 (South China Sea) South China Sea
2°0′N 111°10′E / 2.000°N 111.167°E / 2.000; 111.167 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo
2°0′N 114°52′E / 2.000°N 114.867°E / 2.000; 114.867 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo
2°0′N 117°50′E / 2.000°N 117.833°E / 2.000; 117.833 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
2°0′N 125°17′E / 2.000°N 125.283°E / 2.000; 125.283 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea Passing just south of the island of Biaro,  Indonesia
2°0′N 127°46′E / 2.000°N 127.767°E / 2.000; 127.767 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Halmahera
2°0′N 127°57′E / 2.000°N 127.950°E / 2.000; 127.950 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
2°0′N 128°16′E / 2.000°N 128.267°E / 2.000; 128.267 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Morotai - for about 1 km
2°0′N 128°17′E / 2.000°N 128.283°E / 2.000; 128.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Abaiang atoll,  Kiribati
2°0′N 173°15′E / 2.000°N 173.250°E / 2.000; 173.250 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Marakei atoll
2°0′N 173°18′E / 2.000°N 173.300°E / 2.000; 173.300 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
2°0′N 157°47′W / 2.000°N 157.783°W / 2.000; -157.783 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Kiritimati atoll
2°0′N 157°40′W / 2.000°N 157.667°W / 2.000; -157.667 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
2°0′N 78°39′W / 2.000°N 78.650°W / 2.000; -78.650 (Colombia)  Colombia
2°0′N 68°13′W / 2.000°N 68.217°W / 2.000; -68.217 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas - for about 3 km
2°0′N 68°11′W / 2.000°N 68.183°W / 2.000; -68.183 (Colombia)  Colombia
2°0′N 67°39′W / 2.000°N 67.650°W / 2.000; -67.650 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
2°0′N 67°18′W / 2.000°N 67.300°W / 2.000; -67.300 (Colombia)  Colombia
2°0′N 67°7′W / 2.000°N 67.117°W / 2.000; -67.117 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
2°0′N 63°46′W / 2.000°N 63.767°W / 2.000; -63.767 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Roraima
2°0′N 59°44′W / 2.000°N 59.733°W / 2.000; -59.733 (Area disputed between Guyana and Venezuela) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
2°0′N 58°28′W / 2.000°N 58.467°W / 2.000; -58.467 (Guyana)  Guyana
2°0′N 57°55′W / 2.000°N 57.917°W / 2.000; -57.917 (Area disputed between Guyana and Suriname) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
2°0′N 57°9′W / 2.000°N 57.150°W / 2.000; -57.150 (Brazil)  Brazil Pará - for about 8 km
2°0′N 57°4′W / 2.000°N 57.067°W / 2.000; -57.067 (Area disputed between Guyana and Suriname) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
2°0′N 56°38′W / 2.000°N 56.633°W / 2.000; -56.633 (Suriname)  Suriname
2°0′N 55°55′W / 2.000°N 55.917°W / 2.000; -55.917 (Brazil)  Brazil Pará
Amapá - mainland and the island of Maracá
2°0′N 50°17′W / 2.000°N 50.283°W / 2.000; -50.283 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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