7th parallel north

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7th parallel north

The 7th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 7 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, South Asia, 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 7° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
7°0′N 0°0′E / 7.000°N 0.000°E / 7.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Ghana Passing through Lake Volta
7°0′N 0°33′E / 7.000°N 0.550°E / 7.000; 0.550 (Togo)  Togo
7°0′N 1°38′E / 7.000°N 1.633°E / 7.000; 1.633 (Benin)  Benin
7°0′N 2°44′E / 7.000°N 2.733°E / 7.000; 2.733 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
7°0′N 10°7′E / 7.000°N 10.117°E / 7.000; 10.117 (Cameroon)  Cameroon For about 6 km
7°0′N 10°10′E / 7.000°N 10.167°E / 7.000; 10.167 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
7°0′N 10°33′E / 7.000°N 10.550°E / 7.000; 10.550 (Cameroon)  Cameroon For about 17 km
7°0′N 10°42′E / 7.000°N 10.700°E / 7.000; 10.700 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
7°0′N 11°40′E / 7.000°N 11.667°E / 7.000; 11.667 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
7°0′N 15°9′E / 7.000°N 15.150°E / 7.000; 15.150 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
7°0′N 26°3′E / 7.000°N 26.050°E / 7.000; 26.050 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
7°0′N 34°16′E / 7.000°N 34.267°E / 7.000; 34.267 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia
7°0′N 47°1′E / 7.000°N 47.017°E / 7.000; 47.017 (Somalia)  Somalia
7°0′N 49°22′E / 7.000°N 49.367°E / 7.000; 49.367 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
7°0′N 72°52′E / 7.000°N 72.867°E / 7.000; 72.867 (Maldives)  Maldives Northern Thiladhunmathi Atoll
7°0′N 72°58′E / 7.000°N 72.967°E / 7.000; 72.967 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Laccadive Sea - passing just north of the island of Kelaa,  Maldives
7°0′N 79°52′E / 7.000°N 79.867°E / 7.000; 79.867 (Sri Lanka)  Sri Lanka Passing just north of Colombo
7°0′N 81°52′E / 7.000°N 81.867°E / 7.000; 81.867 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
7°0′N 93°42′E / 7.000°N 93.700°E / 7.000; 93.700 (India)  India Andaman and Nicobar Islands - island of Great Nicobar
7°0′N 93°57′E / 7.000°N 93.950°E / 7.000; 93.950 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
7°0′N 99°40′E / 7.000°N 99.667°E / 7.000; 99.667 (Thailand)  Thailand
7°0′N 100°45′E / 7.000°N 100.750°E / 7.000; 100.750 (Gulf of Thailand) Gulf of Thailand
7°0′N 103°2′E / 7.000°N 103.033°E / 7.000; 103.033 (South China Sea) South China Sea
7°0′N 116°43′E / 7.000°N 116.717°E / 7.000; 116.717 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah, island of Borneo - for about 6 km
7°0′N 116°47′E / 7.000°N 116.783°E / 7.000; 116.783 (South China Sea) South China Sea Marudu Bay
7°0′N 117°7′E / 7.000°N 117.117°E / 7.000; 117.117 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah, island of Borneo - for about 3 km
7°0′N 117°9′E / 7.000°N 117.150°E / 7.000; 117.150 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea Passing just south of Malawali Island,  Malaysia
7°0′N 118°25′E / 7.000°N 118.417°E / 7.000; 118.417 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Cagayan de Sulu
7°0′N 118°31′E / 7.000°N 118.517°E / 7.000; 118.517 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
7°0′N 121°55′E / 7.000°N 121.917°E / 7.000; 121.917 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula)
7°0′N 122°11′E / 7.000°N 122.183°E / 7.000; 122.183 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea Moro Gulf - passing just north of Sacol Island,  Philippines
7°0′N 123°59′E / 7.000°N 123.983°E / 7.000; 123.983 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
7°0′N 125°30′E / 7.000°N 125.500°E / 7.000; 125.500 (Davao Gulf) Davao Gulf
7°0′N 125°43′E / 7.000°N 125.717°E / 7.000; 125.717 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Samal
7°0′N 125°47′E / 7.000°N 125.783°E / 7.000; 125.783 (Davao Gulf) Davao Gulf
7°0′N 125°59′E / 7.000°N 125.983°E / 7.000; 125.983 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
7°0′N 126°27′E / 7.000°N 126.450°E / 7.000; 126.450 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
7°0′N 134°14′E / 7.000°N 134.233°E / 7.000; 134.233 (Palau)  Palau Island of Peleliu
7°0′N 134°16′E / 7.000°N 134.267°E / 7.000; 134.267 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Truk Lagoon,  Federated States of Micronesia
7°0′N 158°14′E / 7.000°N 158.233°E / 7.000; 158.233 (Federated States of Micronesia)  Federated States of Micronesia Parempei island (just to the north of Pohnpei island)
7°0′N 158°15′E / 7.000°N 158.250°E / 7.000; 158.250 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Ailinglaplap Atoll,  Marshall Islands
Passing just south of Majuro atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
7°0′N 171°35′E / 7.000°N 171.583°E / 7.000; 171.583 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Arno Atoll
7°0′N 171°45′E / 7.000°N 171.750°E / 7.000; 171.750 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Jicarón island, and the Azuero Peninsula,  Panama
7°0′N 77°40′W / 7.000°N 77.667°W / 7.000; -77.667 (Colombia)  Colombia
7°0′N 71°1′W / 7.000°N 71.017°W / 7.000; -71.017 (Venezuela)  Venezuela For about 18 km
7°0′N 70°57′W / 7.000°N 70.950°W / 7.000; -70.950 (Colombia)  Colombia
7°0′N 70°26′W / 7.000°N 70.433°W / 7.000; -70.433 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
7°0′N 60°21′W / 7.000°N 60.350°W / 7.000; -60.350 (Area disputed between Guyana and Venezuela) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
7°0′N 58°27′W / 7.000°N 58.450°W / 7.000; -58.450 (Guyana)  Guyana Island of Wakenaam
7°0′N 58°23′W / 7.000°N 58.383°W / 7.000; -58.383 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
7°0′N 11°37′W / 7.000°N 11.617°W / 7.000; -11.617 (Sierra Leone)  Sierra Leone
7°0′N 11°27′W / 7.000°N 11.450°W / 7.000; -11.450 (Liberia)  Liberia
7°0′N 8°17′W / 7.000°N 8.283°W / 7.000; -8.283 (Côte d'Ivoire)  Ivory Coast
7°0′N 3°7′W / 7.000°N 3.117°W / 7.000; -3.117 (Ghana)  Ghana

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