4th parallel north

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4th parallel north

The 4th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 4 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 4° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
4°0′N 0°0′E / 4.000°N 0.000°E / 4.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea - passing just north of Bioko island,  Equatorial Guinea
4°0′N 9°13′E / 4.000°N 9.217°E / 4.000; 9.217 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
4°0′N 15°3′E / 4.000°N 15.050°E / 4.000; 15.050 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
4°0′N 18°39′E / 4.000°N 18.650°E / 4.000; 18.650 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
4°0′N 30°12′E / 4.000°N 30.200°E / 4.000; 30.200 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
4°0′N 33°46′E / 4.000°N 33.767°E / 4.000; 33.767 (Uganda)  Uganda
4°0′N 34°4′E / 4.000°N 34.067°E / 4.000; 34.067 (Kenya)  Kenya Passing through Lake Turkana
4°0′N 37°35′E / 4.000°N 37.583°E / 4.000; 37.583 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
4°0′N 40°7′E / 4.000°N 40.117°E / 4.000; 40.117 (Kenya)  Kenya
4°0′N 41°6′E / 4.000°N 41.100°E / 4.000; 41.100 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
4°0′N 41°55′E / 4.000°N 41.917°E / 4.000; 41.917 (Somalia)  Somalia
4°0′N 47°32′E / 4.000°N 47.533°E / 4.000; 47.533 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
4°0′N 72°41′E / 4.000°N 72.683°E / 4.000; 72.683 (Maldives)  Maldives Ari Atoll
4°0′N 72°56′E / 4.000°N 72.933°E / 4.000; 72.933 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
4°0′N 73°21′E / 4.000°N 73.350°E / 4.000; 73.350 (Maldives)  Maldives Malé Atoll
4°0′N 73°30′E / 4.000°N 73.500°E / 4.000; 73.500 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
4°0′N 96°17′E / 4.000°N 96.283°E / 4.000; 96.283 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
4°0′N 98°32′E / 4.000°N 98.533°E / 4.000; 98.533 (Strait of Malacca) Strait of Malacca
4°0′N 100°43′E / 4.000°N 100.717°E / 4.000; 100.717 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Perak, Pahang, Terengganu and Pahang again, on Peninsular Malaysia
4°0′N 103°25′E / 4.000°N 103.417°E / 4.000; 103.417 (South China Sea) South China Sea
4°0′N 107°59′E / 4.000°N 107.983°E / 4.000; 107.983 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Natuna Besar
4°0′N 108°21′E / 4.000°N 108.350°E / 4.000; 108.350 (South China Sea) South China Sea
4°0′N 113°43′E / 4.000°N 113.717°E / 4.000; 113.717 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo
4°0′N 115°39′E / 4.000°N 115.650°E / 4.000; 115.650 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, islands of Borneo and Nunukan
4°0′N 117°43′E / 4.000°N 117.717°E / 4.000; 117.717 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
4°0′N 126°37′E / 4.000°N 126.617°E / 4.000; 126.617 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Talaud Islands
4°0′N 126°47′E / 4.000°N 126.783°E / 4.000; 126.783 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Merir island,  Palau
Passing just north of Nukuoro atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
Passing just north of Tabuaeran atoll,  Kiribati
Passing just north of Malpelo island,  Colombia
4°0′N 77°25′W / 4.000°N 77.417°W / 4.000; -77.417 (Colombia)  Colombia
4°0′N 67°42′W / 4.000°N 67.700°W / 4.000; -67.700 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
4°0′N 64°39′W / 4.000°N 64.650°W / 4.000; -64.650 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
4°0′N 64°4′W / 4.000°N 64.067°W / 4.000; -64.067 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
4°0′N 62°45′W / 4.000°N 62.750°W / 4.000; -62.750 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
4°0′N 59°35′W / 4.000°N 59.583°W / 4.000; -59.583 (Area disputed between Guyana and Venezuela) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
4°0′N 58°26′W / 4.000°N 58.433°W / 4.000; -58.433 (Guyana)  Guyana
4°0′N 58°2′W / 4.000°N 58.033°W / 4.000; -58.033 (Suriname)  Suriname
4°0′N 54°18′W / 4.000°N 54.300°W / 4.000; -54.300 (France)  France French Guiana
4°0′N 51°45′W / 4.000°N 51.750°W / 4.000; -51.750 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá
4°0′N 51°10′W / 4.000°N 51.167°W / 4.000; -51.167 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Cape Palmas,  Liberia

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