6th parallel north

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6th parallel north

The 6th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 6 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 6° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
6°0′N 0°0′E / 6.000°N 0.000°E / 6.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Ghana
6°0′N 1°3′E / 6.000°N 1.050°E / 6.000; 1.050 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Bight of Benin - passing just south of Lomé,  Togo
6°0′N 4°53′E / 6.000°N 4.883°E / 6.000; 4.883 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
6°0′N 9°3′E / 6.000°N 9.050°E / 6.000; 9.050 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
6°0′N 14°26′E / 6.000°N 14.433°E / 6.000; 14.433 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
6°0′N 26°46′E / 6.000°N 26.767°E / 6.000; 26.767 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
6°0′N 35°0′E / 6.000°N 35.000°E / 6.000; 35.000 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
6°0′N 46°2′E / 6.000°N 46.033°E / 6.000; 46.033 (Somalia)  Somalia
6°0′N 48°57′E / 6.000°N 48.950°E / 6.000; 48.950 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
6°0′N 73°4′E / 6.000°N 73.067°E / 6.000; 73.067 (Maldives)  Maldives Passing through Shaviyani Atoll
6°0′N 73°17′E / 6.000°N 73.283°E / 6.000; 73.283 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
6°0′N 80°16′E / 6.000°N 80.267°E / 6.000; 80.267 (Sri Lanka)  Sri Lanka
6°0′N 80°46′E / 6.000°N 80.767°E / 6.000; 80.767 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of Weh Island,  Indonesia
6°0′N 100°20′E / 6.000°N 100.333°E / 6.000; 100.333 (Malaysia)  Malaysia
6°0′N 101°6′E / 6.000°N 101.100°E / 6.000; 101.100 (Thailand)  Thailand
6°0′N 101°58′E / 6.000°N 101.967°E / 6.000; 101.967 (Malaysia)  Malaysia
6°0′N 102°26′E / 6.000°N 102.433°E / 6.000; 102.433 (South China Sea) South China Sea
6°0′N 116°2′E / 6.000°N 116.033°E / 6.000; 116.033 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah - islands of Pulau Gaya and Borneo
6°0′N 117°42′E / 6.000°N 117.700°E / 6.000; 117.700 (Labuk Bay) Labuk Bay
6°0′N 117°55′E / 6.000°N 117.917°E / 6.000; 117.917 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah - island of Borneo
6°0′N 118°2′E / 6.000°N 118.033°E / 6.000; 118.033 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea Passing between islands in the Sulu Archipelago,  Philippines
6°0′N 120°53′E / 6.000°N 120.883°E / 6.000; 120.883 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Jolo and Balanguingui
6°0′N 121°41′E / 6.000°N 121.683°E / 6.000; 121.683 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea Passing just south of the island of Tongquil,  Philippines
6°0′N 124°35′E / 6.000°N 124.583°E / 6.000; 124.583 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
6°0′N 125°7′E / 6.000°N 125.117°E / 6.000; 125.117 (Sarangani Bay) Sarangani Bay
6°0′N 125°17′E / 6.000°N 125.283°E / 6.000; 125.283 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
6°0′N 125°41′E / 6.000°N 125.683°E / 6.000; 125.683 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Namoluk atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
Passing just north of Ngatik atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
Passing just south of Pingelap atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
6°0′N 169°26′E / 6.000°N 169.433°E / 6.000; 169.433 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Jaluit Atoll
6°0′N 169°44′E / 6.000°N 169.733°E / 6.000; 169.733 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
6°0′N 172°4′E / 6.000°N 172.067°E / 6.000; 172.067 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Mili Atoll
6°0′N 172°6′E / 6.000°N 172.100°E / 6.000; 172.100 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Palmyra Atoll,  United States Minor Outlying Islands
6°0′N 77°20′W / 6.000°N 77.333°W / 6.000; -77.333 (Colombia)  Colombia
6°0′N 67°25′W / 6.000°N 67.417°W / 6.000; -67.417 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
6°0′N 61°19′W / 6.000°N 61.317°W / 6.000; -61.317 (Area disputed between Guyana and Venezuela) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
6°0′N 58°34′W / 6.000°N 58.567°W / 6.000; -58.567 (Guyana)  Guyana
6°0′N 57°9′W / 6.000°N 57.150°W / 6.000; -57.150 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
6°0′N 55°3′W / 6.000°N 55.050°W / 6.000; -55.050 (Suriname)  Suriname Northernmost point - for about 3 km
6°0′N 55°1′W / 6.000°N 55.017°W / 6.000; -55.017 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
6°0′N 10°12′W / 6.000°N 10.200°W / 6.000; -10.200 (Liberia)  Liberia
6°0′N 7°47′W / 6.000°N 7.783°W / 6.000; -7.783 (Côte d'Ivoire)  Ivory Coast
6°0′N 3°5′W / 6.000°N 3.083°W / 6.000; -3.083 (Ghana)  Ghana

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