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14th Parallel North

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14th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
14th parallel north

The 14th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 14 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 12 hours, 57 minutes during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 18 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 14° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
 Burkina Faso
 Niger The border with Chad is in Lake Chad
Red Sea
 Yemen Zuqar Island
Red Sea
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
 India Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka - for about 3 km
Andhra Pradesh
Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
 Burma (Burma) Little Coco Island
Indian Ocean Andaman Sea - passing just south of Great Coco Island,  Burma
 Burma (Burma)
South China Sea Passing just north of Lubang Island,  Philippines
 Philippines Island of Luzon - passing through Taal Lake, and Taal Volcano on an island in the lake
Lamon Bay Passing by the southernmost tip of Alabat Island,  Philippines
 Philippines Island of Luzon
San Miguel Bay
 Philippines Island of Luzon
Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
 Philippines Island of Catanduanes
Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
passing just south of Rota,  Northern Mariana Islands
and into an unnamed part of the ocean
 El Salvador
 Honduras Passing just south of Tegucigalpa
Caribbean Sea
 Saint Lucia Passing just south of Castries
Atlantic Ocean
 Burkina Faso

See also


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