32nd parallel north

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32nd parallel north
In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between New Mexico and Texas.
Sign marking the 32nd parallel north at Yusui, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

The 32nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 32 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between New Mexico and Texas. It was the proposed route of the Texas Pacific Railroad.[citation needed]

From 27 August 1992 to 4 September 1996, the parallel defined the limit of the southern no-fly zone in Iraq. It was then moved to the 33rd parallel north.[1]

At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 15 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 3 minutes during the winter solstice.[2]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 32° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
32°0′N 0°0′E / 32.000°N 0.000°E / 32.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria
32°0′N 9°8′E / 32.000°N 9.133°E / 32.000; 9.133 (Tunisia)  Tunisia
32°0′N 10°47′E / 32.000°N 10.783°E / 32.000; 10.783 (Libya)  Libya
32°0′N 15°21′E / 32.000°N 15.350°E / 32.000; 15.350 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Sidra
32°0′N 19°58′E / 32.000°N 19.967°E / 32.000; 19.967 (Libya)  Libya
32°0′N 24°49′E / 32.000°N 24.817°E / 32.000; 24.817 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
32°0′N 34°44′E / 32.000°N 34.733°E / 32.000; 34.733 (Israel)  Israel
32°0′N 35°0′E / 32.000°N 35.000°E / 32.000; 35.000 (West Bank) West Bank Controlled by  Israel and  Palestine
32°0′N 35°32′E / 32.000°N 35.533°E / 32.000; 35.533 (Jordan)  Jordan Passing just north of Amman
32°0′N 39°0′E / 32.000°N 39.000°E / 32.000; 39.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
32°0′N 40°6′E / 32.000°N 40.100°E / 32.000; 40.100 (Iraq)  Iraq
32°0′N 47°42′E / 32.000°N 47.700°E / 32.000; 47.700 (Iran)  Iran
32°0′N 60°50′E / 32.000°N 60.833°E / 32.000; 60.833 (Afghanistan)  Afghanistan
32°0′N 69°18′E / 32.000°N 69.300°E / 32.000; 69.300 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Balochistan - for about 16 km
Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Punjab
32°0′N 74°50′E / 32.000°N 74.833°E / 32.000; 74.833 (India)  India Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
32°0′N 78°40′E / 32.000°N 78.667°E / 32.000; 78.667 (Aksai Chin) Aksai Chin Disputed between  India and  People's Republic of China
32°0′N 78°44′E / 32.000°N 78.733°E / 32.000; 78.733 (China)  People's Republic of China Tibet
Qinghai
Tibet (for about 12 km)
Qinghai (for about 6 km)
Tibet (for about 4 km)
Qinghai (for about 4 km)
Tibet
Sichuan
Chongqing
Shaanxi
Hubei
Henan
Anhui
Jiangsu — passing just south of Nanjing
32°0′N 121°45′E / 32.000°N 121.750°E / 32.000; 121.750 (East China Sea) East China Sea
32°0′N 130°11′E / 32.000°N 130.183°E / 32.000; 130.183 (Japan)  Japan Island of Kyūshū:
Kagoshima Prefecture
Miyazaki Prefecture
32°0′N 131°30′E / 32.000°N 131.500°E / 32.000; 131.500 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
32°0′N 116°51′W / 32.000°N 116.850°W / 32.000; -116.850 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California
Sonora
32°0′N 113°12′W / 32.000°N 113.200°W / 32.000; -113.200 (United States)  United States Arizona
New Mexico
New Mexico / Texas border
Texas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia
32°0′N 80°50′W / 32.000°N 80.833°W / 32.000; -80.833 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of  Bermuda
Passing just south of the Desertas Islands, Madeira,  Portugal
32°0′N 9°22′W / 32.000°N 9.367°W / 32.000; -9.367 (Morocco)  Morocco
32°0′N 2°56′W / 32.000°N 2.933°W / 32.000; -2.933 (Algeria)  Algeria

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Containment: The Iraqi no-fly zones". BBC News. 29 December 1998. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Duration of Daylight/Darkness Table for One Year". aa.usno.navy.mil. Retrieved 11 June 2014.