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12th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
12th parallel north

The 12th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 12 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.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 12 hours, 50 minutes during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 25 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 12° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
 Burkina Faso
 Niger For about 15 km
 Chad Passing just south of N'Djamena
 South Sudan
 Ethiopia Passing through Lake Tana
Indian Ocean Gulf of Aden - passing just north of the northernmost point of  Somalia
Arabian Sea - passing just south of the Socotra archipelago,  Yemen
 India Kerala
Tamil Nadu
Puducherry - for about 4 km
Tamil Nadu
Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
 India Andaman and Nicobar Islands - South Andaman Island and Havelock Island
Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
 Burma (Burma) Mergui Archipelago and mainland
Gulf of Thailand
 Thailand Island of Ko Chang
Gulf of Thailand
 Thailand For about 1 km
South China Sea Passing just north of the island of Culion,  Philippines
 Philippines Busuanga Island
Sulu Sea
 Philippines Semirara Island
Sulu Sea Passing just north of the island of Molocamboc,  Philippines
Passing just north of the island of Borocay,  Philippines
Sibuyan Sea
 Philippines Masbate Island
Visayan Sea Asid Gulf
 Philippines Masbate Island
Samar Sea Passing just south of the island of Tagapul-an,  Philippines
Passing just north of the island of Almagro,  Philippines
Passing just north of the island of Camandag,  Philippines
 Philippines Samar Island
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Enewetak atoll,  Marshall Islands
Passing just north of Bikini Atoll,  Marshall Islands
Passing just south of Bikar Atoll,  Marshall Islands
 Nicaragua Passing through Lake Nicaragua
Caribbean Sea Passing just south of the Corn Islands,  Nicaragua
Passing just south of the Albuquerque Cays,  Colombia
 Colombia Guajira Peninsula
Caribbean Sea Gulf of Venezuela
 Venezuela Paraguaná Peninsula
Caribbean Sea Passing between the islands of Curaçao and Klein Curaçao,  Curaçao
Passing just south of the island of Bonaire,  Netherlands
Passing just north of the Las Aves archipelago,  Venezuela
Passing just north of the Los Roques archipelago,  Venezuela
Passing just north of La Orchila island,  Venezuela
Passing just north of Blanquilla Island,  Venezuela
Atlantic Ocean
 Mali For about 3 km
 Burkina Faso
 Mali For about 1 km
 Burkina Faso

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