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18th Parallel North

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18th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
18th parallel north

The 18th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 18 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 13 hours, 13 minutes during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 3 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 18° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Red Sea
 Saudi Arabia
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
 India Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
 Burma (Burma)
 Laos Passing just north of Vientiane
South China Sea Passing just south of the island of Hainan,  People's Republic of China
 Philippines Island of Luzon
Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
Passing just south of Pagan Island,  Northern Mariana Islands
into an unnamed part of the Ocean
Chetumal Bay
 Belize Ambergris Caye
Caribbean Sea
 Jamaica Passing though Kingston
Caribbean Sea Passing just south of the Tiburon Peninsula,  Haiti
 Dominican Republic
Caribbean Sea Passing just south of Saona Island,  Dominican Republic
Passing just south of Isla Mona,  Puerto Rico
 Puerto Rico
Caribbean Sea Passing just south of Isla de Vieques,  Puerto Rico
Passing between the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix,  United States Virgin Islands
Passing just south of  Sint Maarten
Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of  Saint Barthélemy
 Mauritania Passing just south of Nouakchott

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