9th parallel north

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9th parallel north

The 9th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 9 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 9° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
9°0′N 0°0′E / 9.000°N 0.000°E / 9.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Ghana
9°0′N 0°28′E / 9.000°N 0.467°E / 9.000; 0.467 (Togo)  Togo
9°0′N 1°38′E / 9.000°N 1.633°E / 9.000; 1.633 (Benin)  Benin
9°0′N 2°47′E / 9.000°N 2.783°E / 9.000; 2.783 (Nigeria)  Nigeria Passing just south of Abuja
9°0′N 12°51′E / 9.000°N 12.850°E / 9.000; 12.850 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
9°0′N 14°34′E / 9.000°N 14.567°E / 9.000; 14.567 (Chad)  Chad
9°0′N 19°3′E / 9.000°N 19.050°E / 9.000; 19.050 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
9°0′N 23°28′E / 9.000°N 23.467°E / 9.000; 23.467 (Sudan)  Sudan For about 11 km
9°0′N 23°34′E / 9.000°N 23.567°E / 9.000; 23.567 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic For about 3 km
9°0′N 23°35′E / 9.000°N 23.583°E / 9.000; 23.583 (Sudan)  Sudan
9°0′N 24°33′E / 9.000°N 24.550°E / 9.000; 24.550 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
9°0′N 34°8′E / 9.000°N 34.133°E / 9.000; 34.133 (Ethiopia)  Ethiopia Passing through Addis Ababa
9°0′N 44°0′E / 9.000°N 44.000°E / 9.000; 44.000 (Somalia)  Somalia Passing through Somaliland
9°0′N 50°34′E / 9.000°N 50.567°E / 9.000; 50.567 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing through the Arabian Sea
9°0′N 76°31′E / 9.000°N 76.517°E / 9.000; 76.517 (India)  India Kerala
Tamil Nadu
9°0′N 78°16′E / 9.000°N 78.267°E / 9.000; 78.267 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Mannar
9°0′N 79°51′E / 9.000°N 79.850°E / 9.000; 79.850 (Sri Lanka)  Sri Lanka Mannar Island and mainland
9°0′N 80°57′E / 9.000°N 80.950°E / 9.000; 80.950 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
Passing just south of Car Nicobar island,  India
Andaman Sea
9°0′N 98°15′E / 9.000°N 98.250°E / 9.000; 98.250 (Thailand)  Thailand Island of Ko Kho Khao and the mainland
9°0′N 99°56′E / 9.000°N 99.933°E / 9.000; 99.933 (Gulf of Thailand) Gulf of Thailand
9°0′N 104°48′E / 9.000°N 104.800°E / 9.000; 104.800 (Vietnam)  Vietnam
9°0′N 105°25′E / 9.000°N 105.417°E / 9.000; 105.417 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing through the disputed Spratly Islands
9°0′N 117°37′E / 9.000°N 117.617°E / 9.000; 117.617 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Palawan
9°0′N 118°4′E / 9.000°N 118.067°E / 9.000; 118.067 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
9°0′N 123°0′E / 9.000°N 123.000°E / 9.000; 123.000 (Bohol Sea) Bohol Sea
9°0′N 124°48′E / 9.000°N 124.800°E / 9.000; 124.800 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
9°0′N 124°53′E / 9.000°N 124.883°E / 9.000; 124.883 (Bohol Sea) Bohol Sea Gingoog Bay
9°0′N 125°10′E / 9.000°N 125.167°E / 9.000; 125.167 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
9°0′N 125°16′E / 9.000°N 125.267°E / 9.000; 125.267 (Bohol Sea) Bohol Sea Butuan Bay
9°0′N 125°29′E / 9.000°N 125.483°E / 9.000; 125.483 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
9°0′N 126°16′E / 9.000°N 126.267°E / 9.000; 126.267 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Namonuito Atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia
9°0′N 165°38′E / 9.000°N 165.633°E / 9.000; 165.633 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Passing through Ujae Atoll
9°0′N 165°43′E / 9.000°N 165.717°E / 9.000; 165.717 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Lae Atoll,  Marshall Islands
9°0′N 167°34′E / 9.000°N 167.567°E / 9.000; 167.567 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Passing through Kwajalein Atoll
9°0′N 167°44′E / 9.000°N 167.733°E / 9.000; 167.733 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Erikub Atoll,  Marshall Islands
Passing just north of Maloelap Atoll,  Marshall Islands
9°0′N 83°38′W / 9.000°N 83.633°W / 9.000; -83.633 (Costa Rica)  Costa Rica
9°0′N 82°46′W / 9.000°N 82.767°W / 9.000; -82.767 (Panama)  Panama Passing through Chiriquí Lagoon
9°0′N 81°42′W / 9.000°N 81.700°W / 9.000; -81.700 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea
9°0′N 80°44′W / 9.000°N 80.733°W / 9.000; -80.733 (Panama)  Panama Passing through the outskirts of Panama City
9°0′N 79°29′W / 9.000°N 79.483°W / 9.000; -79.483 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Panama
9°0′N 79°7′W / 9.000°N 79.117°W / 9.000; -79.117 (Panama)  Panama
9°0′N 77°45′W / 9.000°N 77.750°W / 9.000; -77.750 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Gulf of Darién
9°0′N 76°16′W / 9.000°N 76.267°W / 9.000; -76.267 (Colombia)  Colombia
9°0′N 72°44′W / 9.000°N 72.733°W / 9.000; -72.733 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
9°0′N 60°49′W / 9.000°N 60.817°W / 9.000; -60.817 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
9°0′N 13°17′W / 9.000°N 13.283°W / 9.000; -13.283 (Sierra Leone)  Sierra Leone
9°0′N 10°36′W / 9.000°N 10.600°W / 9.000; -10.600 (Guinea)  Guinea
9°0′N 7°55′W / 9.000°N 7.917°W / 9.000; -7.917 (Côte d'Ivoire)  Ivory Coast
9°0′N 2°39′W / 9.000°N 2.650°W / 9.000; -2.650 (Ghana)  Ghana

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