34th parallel north

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34th parallel north

The 34th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 34 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

The parallel formed the southern boundary of the original Colony of Virginia as outlined in the London Company charter.[1]

In the Confederate States of America the parallel formed the northern boundary of the Confederate Territory of Arizona.[citation needed]

At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 25 minutes during the summer solstice and 9 hours, 53 minutes during the winter solstice.[2]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 34° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
34°0′N 0°0′E / 34.000°N 0.000°E / 34.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria
34°0′N 7°33′E / 34.000°N 7.550°E / 34.000; 7.550 (Tunisia)  Tunisia
34°0′N 10°3′E / 34.000°N 10.050°E / 34.000; 10.050 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just north of Beirut,  Lebanon
34°0′N 35°39′E / 34.000°N 35.650°E / 34.000; 35.650 (Lebanon)  Lebanon
34°0′N 36°22′E / 34.000°N 36.367°E / 34.000; 36.367 (Syria)  Syria
34°0′N 40°6′E / 34.000°N 40.100°E / 34.000; 40.100 (Iraq)  Iraq
34°0′N 45°27′E / 34.000°N 45.450°E / 34.000; 45.450 (Iran)  Iran
34°0′N 60°30′E / 34.000°N 60.500°E / 34.000; 60.500 (Afghanistan)  Afghanistan
34°0′N 69°54′E / 34.000°N 69.900°E / 34.000; 69.900 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
34°0′N 70°10′E / 34.000°N 70.167°E / 34.000; 70.167 (Afghanistan)  Afghanistan
34°0′N 70°55′E / 34.000°N 70.917°E / 34.000; 70.917 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Area
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - passing through Peshawar
Punjab - for about 8 km
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Punjab - for about 3 km
Azad Kashmir - claimed by  India
34°0′N 74°15′E / 34.000°N 74.250°E / 34.000; 74.250 (India)  India Jammu and Kashmir - claimed by  Pakistan
34°0′N 78°45′E / 34.000°N 78.750°E / 34.000; 78.750 (Aksai Chin) Aksai Chin Disputed between  India and  People's Republic of China
34°0′N 78°54′E / 34.000°N 78.900°E / 34.000; 78.900 (China)  People's Republic of China Tibet
Qinghai
Sichuan − for about 4 km
Qinghai
Gansu
Sichuan
Gansu
Shaanxi
Henan
Anhui
Henan
Anhui
Jiangsu − for about 5 km
Anhui − for about 4 km
Jiangsu
34°0′N 120°23′E / 34.000°N 120.383°E / 34.000; 120.383 (East China Sea) East China Sea Passing by several islands of  South Korea
34°0′N 127°19′E / 34.000°N 127.317°E / 34.000; 127.317 (South Korea)  South Korea Port Hamilton islands
34°0′N 127°20′E / 34.000°N 127.333°E / 34.000; 127.333 (Korea Strait) Korea Strait Passing just south of Tsushima Island,  Japan
34°0′N 130°55′E / 34.000°N 130.917°E / 34.000; 130.917 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū:
Yamaguchi Prefecture
Island of Shikoku:
Ehime Prefecture
Tokushima Prefecture
Island of Honshū:
Wakayama Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
34°0′N 136°16′E / 34.000°N 136.267°E / 34.000; 136.267 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the islands of Miyakejima and Mikurajima,  Japan
Passing just south of San Miguel Island, California,  United States
34°0′N 120°14′W / 34.000°N 120.233°W / 34.000; -120.233 (United States)  United States California - Santa Rosa Island and Santa Cruz Island
34°0′N 119°33′W / 34.000°N 119.550°W / 34.000; -119.550 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Anacapa Island, California,  United States
34°0′N 118°29′W / 34.000°N 118.483°W / 34.000; -118.483 (United States)  United States California - passing through Los Angeles
Arizona
New Mexico
Texas
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina - passing through Columbia
North Carolina
34°0′N 77°54′W / 34.000°N 77.900°W / 34.000; -77.900 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
34°0′N 6°53′W / 34.000°N 6.883°W / 34.000; -6.883 (Morocco)  Morocco Passing through Rabat
34°0′N 1°40′W / 34.000°N 1.667°W / 34.000; -1.667 (Algeria)  Algeria

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