22nd parallel north

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22nd parallel north
In Africa, the parallel defines most of the border between Egypt and Sudan. The eastern part of the border is disputed.

The 22nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 22 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

The majority of the border between Egypt and Sudan follows the parallel.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 29 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 47 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 22° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
22°0′N 0°0′E / 22.000°N 0.000°E / 22.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria
22°0′N 9°21′E / 22.000°N 9.350°E / 22.000; 9.350 (Niger)  Niger
22°0′N 15°11′E / 22.000°N 15.183°E / 22.000; 15.183 (Chad)  Chad
22°0′N 19°4′E / 22.000°N 19.067°E / 22.000; 19.067 (Libya)  Libya
22°0′N 25°0′E / 22.000°N 25.000°E / 22.000; 25.000 (Egypt / Sudan border)  Egypt /  Sudan border
22°0′N 31°19′E / 22.000°N 31.317°E / 22.000; 31.317 (Sudan)  Sudan The border diverts north at Lake Nasser, enclosing the Wadi Halfa Salient - as it passes through the lake, the parallel is entirely within Sudan
22°0′N 31°24′E / 22.000°N 31.400°E / 22.000; 31.400 (Egypt / Sudan border)  Egypt /  Sudan border
22°0′N 33°10′E / 22.000°N 33.167°E / 22.000; 33.167 (Egypt / Bir Tawil border)  Egypt / Bir Tawil border Bir Tawil is not claimed by any country.
22°0′N 34°5′E / 22.000°N 34.083°E / 22.000; 34.083 (Hala'ib Triangle / Sudan border) Hala'ib Triangle /  Sudan border The Hala'ib Triangle is a disputed territory claimed by both Egypt and Sudan - Egypt controls the territory.
22°0′N 36°52′E / 22.000°N 36.867°E / 22.000; 36.867 (Red Sea) Red Sea
22°0′N 38°56′E / 22.000°N 38.933°E / 22.000; 38.933 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia
22°0′N 55°40′E / 22.000°N 55.667°E / 22.000; 55.667 (Oman)  Oman
22°0′N 59°39′E / 22.000°N 59.650°E / 22.000; 59.650 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
22°0′N 69°10′E / 22.000°N 69.167°E / 22.000; 69.167 (India)  India Gujarat - Kathiawar Peninsula
22°0′N 72°14′E / 22.000°N 72.233°E / 22.000; 72.233 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Gulf of Khambhat
22°0′N 72°30′E / 22.000°N 72.500°E / 22.000; 72.500 (India)  India Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Orissa
West Bengal
22°0′N 89°5′E / 22.000°N 89.083°E / 22.000; 89.083 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh Several islands in the Ganges Delta
22°0′N 90°41′E / 22.000°N 90.683°E / 22.000; 90.683 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
22°0′N 91°53′E / 22.000°N 91.883°E / 22.000; 91.883 (Bangladesh)  Bangladesh
22°0′N 92°36′E / 22.000°N 92.600°E / 22.000; 92.600 (India)  India For about 3 km
22°0′N 92°38′E / 22.000°N 92.633°E / 22.000; 92.633 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
22°0′N 92°53′E / 22.000°N 92.883°E / 22.000; 92.883 (India)  India For about 4 km
22°0′N 92°56′E / 22.000°N 92.933°E / 22.000; 92.933 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma) For about 5 km
22°0′N 92°58′E / 22.000°N 92.967°E / 22.000; 92.967 (India)  India For about 3 km
22°0′N 93°0′E / 22.000°N 93.000°E / 22.000; 93.000 (Myanmar)  Burma (Burma)
22°0′N 99°59′E / 22.000°N 99.983°E / 22.000; 99.983 (China)  People's Republic of China
22°0′N 101°37′E / 22.000°N 101.617°E / 22.000; 101.617 (Laos)  Laos
22°0′N 102°29′E / 22.000°N 102.483°E / 22.000; 102.483 (Vietnam)  Vietnam
22°0′N 106°41′E / 22.000°N 106.683°E / 22.000; 106.683 (China)  People's Republic of China Guangxi (for about 4 km)
22°0′N 106°44′E / 22.000°N 106.733°E / 22.000; 106.733 (Vietnam)  Vietnam For about 6 km
22°0′N 106°48′E / 22.000°N 106.800°E / 22.000; 106.800 (China)  People's Republic of China Guangxi and Guangdong
22°0′N 113°22′E / 22.000°N 113.367°E / 22.000; 113.367 (South China Sea) South China Sea
22°0′N 113°44′E / 22.000°N 113.733°E / 22.000; 113.733 (China)  People's Republic of China Passing through islands in the Wanshan Archipelago (Guangdong), about 12 km south of  Macau
22°0′N 113°50′E / 22.000°N 113.833°E / 22.000; 113.833 (South China Sea) South China Sea
22°0′N 114°8′E / 22.000°N 114.133°E / 22.000; 114.133 (China)  People's Republic of China More islands in the Wanshan Archipelago (Guangdong), about 20 km south of  Hong Kong
22°0′N 114°13′E / 22.000°N 114.217°E / 22.000; 114.217 (South China Sea) South China Sea
22°0′N 120°41′E / 22.000°N 120.683°E / 22.000; 120.683 (Taiwan)  Republic of China Island of Taiwan (claimed by  People's Republic of China)
22°0′N 120°52′E / 22.000°N 120.867°E / 22.000; 120.867 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Orchid Island,  Republic of China (claimed by  People's Republic of China)
22°0′N 160°6′W / 22.000°N 160.100°W / 22.000; -160.100 (United States)  United States Island of Niihau, Hawaii
22°0′N 160°3′W / 22.000°N 160.050°W / 22.000; -160.050 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
22°0′N 159°46′W / 22.000°N 159.767°W / 22.000; -159.767 (United States)  United States Island of Kauai, Hawaii
22°0′N 159°21′W / 22.000°N 159.350°W / 22.000; -159.350 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of the island of San Juanito,  Mexico
22°0′N 105°39′W / 22.000°N 105.650°W / 22.000; -105.650 (Mexico)  Mexico
22°0′N 97°43′W / 22.000°N 97.717°W / 22.000; -97.717 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
22°0′N 84°36′W / 22.000°N 84.600°W / 22.000; -84.600 (Cuba)  Cuba
22°0′N 84°0′W / 22.000°N 84.000°W / 22.000; -84.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Gulf of Batabanó - passing just north of Isla de la Juventud,  Cuba
Gulf of Cazones - passing just south of the Zapata Peninsula,  Cuba
22°0′N 80°23′W / 22.000°N 80.383°W / 22.000; -80.383 (Cuba)  Cuba
22°0′N 77°38′W / 22.000°N 77.633°W / 22.000; -77.633 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing between islands of the  Bahamas
Passing just north of North Caicos,  Turks and Caicos Islands
22°0′N 16°52′W / 22.000°N 16.867°W / 22.000; -16.867 (Western Sahara) Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco
22°0′N 13°4′W / 22.000°N 13.067°W / 22.000; -13.067 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
22°0′N 6°13′W / 22.000°N 6.217°W / 22.000; -6.217 (Mali)  Mali
22°0′N 0°9′W / 22.000°N 0.150°W / 22.000; -0.150 (Algeria)  Algeria

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