36th parallel north
The 36th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 36 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 36° north passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Mediterranean Sea 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. Tunisia Mediterranean Sea Passing just north of the island of Linosa, Italy
Passing between the islands of Comino and Malta, Malta
Aegean Sea Passing between the islands of Kythira and Antikythera, Greece
Passing just north of Saria Island, Greece
Greece Island of Rhodes Mediterranean Sea Turkey Hatay Province Syria Iraq Iran Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Gilgit-Baltistan - claimed by India
Shaksgam Valley Area administered by People's Republic of China, claimed by India People's Republic of China Xinjiang
Gansu — passing just south of Lanzhou
Henan (for about 15 km)
Shandong — passing just south of Qingdao
Yellow Sea South Korea South Chungcheong Province
North Jeolla Province
North Gyeongsang Province
passing just north of Daegu-Palgong Mountain
North Gyeongsang Province
Sea of Japan Japan Island of Chiburi-shima:
— Shimane Prefecture
Sea of Japan Japan Island of Honshū:
— Fukui Prefecture
— Gifu Prefecture
— Nagano Prefecture
— Gunma Prefecture − for about 4 km
— Saitama Prefecture
— Chiba Prefecture − for about 6 km
— Ibaraki Prefecture
Pacific Ocean United States California
Missouri / Arkansas border (approximate)
North Carolina (Madison County, for about 14 km)
Tennessee (Unicoi County, for about 12 km)
Atlantic Ocean Strait of Gibraltar Passing a few metres south of Punta de Tarifa, Spain - the most southerly point of the European mainland Mediterranean Sea
Cities and landmarks close to the parallel include Kettleman City, California; Henderson, Nevada; Hoover Dam; South Rim of the Grand Canyon; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; High Point, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Durham, North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and others.
The sixth standard parallel south of Mount Diablo Range at 35°48′ north, 13.8344 miles south of the 36th parallel, forms a continuous boundary between the California counties of Monterey, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo on the north and the counties of San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino on the south. It is sometimes taken as the boundary between Northern California and Southern California, although definitions using the Tehachapi Mountains are also common.
The 36th parallel passes through Duke University in several places. Its Campus Drive that connects the campuses crosses the parallel several times. The Duke Gardens has a "36th Parallel Club" although the garden itself is just north of the parallel.
- "Containment: The Iraqi no-fly zones". BBC News. 29 December 1998. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- http://books.google.com/books?id=4M43AAAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA626 Deering's annotated codes and statutes of California.
- http://books.google.com/books?id=WCMLAAAAIAAJ&pg=RA2-PA230 Historical Society of Southern California