26th parallel north

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Line across the Earth
26°
26th parallel north
In Africa, the parallel defines part of the border between Western Sahara and Mauritania.

The 26th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 26 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

A section of the border between Western Sahara and Mauritania is defined by the parallel.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 46 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 31 minutes during the winter solstice. The sun is at 40.17 degrees in the sky during the winter solstice and 87.83 degrees in the sky during the summer solstice[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 26° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Algeria
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Libya
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Egypt
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Red Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Saudi Arabia
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Bahrain
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Qatar
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Persian Gulf Passing between the islands of Bani Forur and Sirri,  Iran
Passing between the Tunb Islands and the island of Abu Musa, controlled by Iran but claimed by  United Arab Emirates
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  United Arab Emirates
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Oman Musandam peninsula
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Indian Ocean Gulf of Oman
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Iran
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Pakistan Balochistan
Sindh
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  India Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Bihar
West Bengal
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Bangladesh
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  India West Bengal - for about 4 km
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Bangladesh
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  India Assam
Meghalaya
Assam
Nagaland
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Myanmar (Burma)
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  People's Republic of China Yunnan
Guizhou
Guangxi
Hunan (passing between Guangxi and Hunan several times)
Jiangxi
Fujian — passing just south of Fuzhou
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. East China Sea Passing just north of the disputed Senkaku Islands
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Pacific Ocean Passing just south of the island of Okinawa,  Japan
Passing just north of the island of Kita Daito,  Japan
Passing just south of Lisianski Island, Hawaii,  United States
Passing just north of the atoll of Laysan, Hawaii,  United States
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mexico Baja California Sur
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Gulf of California
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mexico Baja California Sur - Isla Carmen
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Gulf of California
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mexico Sinaloa
Chihuahua
Durango
Coahuila
Nuevo León
Tamaulipas
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  United States Texas
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Gulf of Mexico
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  United States Florida
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Atlantic Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Bahamas Island of Great Abaco
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Atlantic Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Republic
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Western Sahara /  Mauritania border
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mauritania
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Algeria

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