3rd parallel north

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3rd parallel north

The 3rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 3 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 3° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
3°0′N 0°0′E / 3.000°N 0.000°E / 3.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea - passing just south of Bioko island,  Equatorial Guinea
3°0′N 9°56′E / 3.000°N 9.933°E / 3.000; 9.933 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
3°0′N 12°57′E / 3.000°N 12.950°E / 3.000; 12.950 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic For about 2km
3°0′N 15°59′E / 3.000°N 15.983°E / 3.000; 15.983 (Cameroon)  Cameroon For about 3km
3°0′N 16°0′E / 3.000°N 16.000°E / 3.000; 16.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
3°0′N 16°30′E / 3.000°N 16.500°E / 3.000; 16.500 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
3°0′N 18°30′E / 3.000°N 18.500°E / 3.000; 18.500 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
3°0′N 30°49′E / 3.000°N 30.817°E / 3.000; 30.817 (Uganda)  Uganda
3°0′N 34°35′E / 3.000°N 34.583°E / 3.000; 34.583 (Kenya)  Kenya Passing through Lake Turkana
3°0′N 41°10′E / 3.000°N 41.167°E / 3.000; 41.167 (Somalia)  Somalia
3°0′N 46°36′E / 3.000°N 46.600°E / 3.000; 46.600 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
3°0′N 73°21′E / 3.000°N 73.350°E / 3.000; 73.350 (Maldives)  Maldives Laamu Atoll
3°0′N 73°33′E / 3.000°N 73.550°E / 3.000; 73.550 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of the island of Simeulue,  Indonesia
3°0′N 97°22′E / 3.000°N 97.367°E / 3.000; 97.367 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
3°0′N 99°54′E / 3.000°N 99.900°E / 3.000; 99.900 (Strait of Malacca) Strait of Malacca
3°0′N 101°14′E / 3.000°N 101.233°E / 3.000; 101.233 (Malaysia)  Malaysia
3°0′N 103°26′E / 3.000°N 103.433°E / 3.000; 103.433 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing just north of the island of Tioman,  Malaysia
3°0′N 105°41′E / 3.000°N 105.683°E / 3.000; 105.683 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Jemaja
3°0′N 105°44′E / 3.000°N 105.733°E / 3.000; 105.733 (South China Sea) South China Sea
3°0′N 107°45′E / 3.000°N 107.750°E / 3.000; 107.750 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Midai
3°0′N 107°48′E / 3.000°N 107.800°E / 3.000; 107.800 (South China Sea) South China Sea
3°0′N 108°50′E / 3.000°N 108.833°E / 3.000; 108.833 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Subi
3°0′N 108°53′E / 3.000°N 108.883°E / 3.000; 108.883 (South China Sea) South China Sea
3°0′N 112°26′E / 3.000°N 112.433°E / 3.000; 112.433 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo
3°0′N 115°15′E / 3.000°N 115.250°E / 3.000; 115.250 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo - for about 8km
3°0′N 115°19′E / 3.000°N 115.317°E / 3.000; 115.317 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo - for about 10km
3°0′N 115°25′E / 3.000°N 115.417°E / 3.000; 115.417 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo
3°0′N 117°35′E / 3.000°N 117.583°E / 3.000; 117.583 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
3°0′N 125°30′E / 3.000°N 125.500°E / 3.000; 125.500 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea
3°0′N 128°13′E / 3.000°N 128.217°E / 3.000; 128.217 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Butaritari atoll,  Kiribati
3°0′N 78°11′W / 3.000°N 78.183°W / 3.000; -78.183 (Colombia)  Colombia Island of Gorgona island, and mainland
3°0′N 78°10′W / 3.000°N 78.167°W / 3.000; -78.167 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
3°0′N 77°41′W / 3.000°N 77.683°W / 3.000; -77.683 (Colombia)  Colombia
3°0′N 67°42′W / 3.000°N 67.700°W / 3.000; -67.700 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
3°0′N 64°8′W / 3.000°N 64.133°W / 3.000; -64.133 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
3°0′N 59°57′W / 3.000°N 59.950°W / 3.000; -59.950 (Area disputed between Guyana and Venezuela) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
3°0′N 58°9′W / 3.000°N 58.150°W / 3.000; -58.150 (Guyana)  Guyana
3°0′N 57°30′W / 3.000°N 57.500°W / 3.000; -57.500 (Area disputed between Guyana and Suriname) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
3°0′N 57°12′W / 3.000°N 57.200°W / 3.000; -57.200 (Suriname)  Suriname
3°0′N 54°11′W / 3.000°N 54.183°W / 3.000; -54.183 (Area disputed between France and Suriname) Disputed area Controlled by  France, claimed by  Suriname
3°0′N 53°59′W / 3.000°N 53.983°W / 3.000; -53.983 (France)  France French Guiana
3°0′N 52°22′W / 3.000°N 52.367°W / 3.000; -52.367 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá
3°0′N 50°57′W / 3.000°N 50.950°W / 3.000; -50.950 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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