32nd parallel north

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In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between New Mexico and Texas. 32nd parallel US.svg
In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between New Mexico and Texas.
Sign marking the 32nd parallel north at Yusui, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Route268 Yusui Yoshimatsu 01.jpg
Sign marking the 32nd parallel north at Yusui, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

The 32nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 32 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

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In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between New Mexico and Texas. It was the proposed route of the Texas Pacific Railroad.[ citation needed ]

From 27 August 1992 to 4 September 1996, the parallel defined the limit of the southern no-fly zone in Iraq as part of Operation Southern Watch. This limit was then moved to the 33rd parallel north. [1]

At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 15 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 3 minutes during the winter solstice. [2]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 32° north passes through:

Co-ordinatesCountry, territory or seaNotes
32°0′N0°0′E / 32.000°N 0.000°E / 32.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
32°0′N9°8′E / 32.000°N 9.133°E / 32.000; 9.133 (Tunisia) Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia
32°0′N10°47′E / 32.000°N 10.783°E / 32.000; 10.783 (Libya) Flag of Libya.svg  Libya
32°0′N15°21′E / 32.000°N 15.350°E / 32.000; 15.350 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Sirte
32°0′N19°58′E / 32.000°N 19.967°E / 32.000; 19.967 (Libya) Flag of Libya.svg  Libya
32°0′N24°49′E / 32.000°N 24.817°E / 32.000; 24.817 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
32°0′N34°44′E / 32.000°N 34.733°E / 32.000; 34.733 (Israel) Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Passing through Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport
32°0′N35°0′E / 32.000°N 35.000°E / 32.000; 35.000 (West Bank) West Bank Controlled by Flag of Israel.svg  Israel and Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine
32°0′N35°32′E / 32.000°N 35.533°E / 32.000; 35.533 (Jordan) Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Passing just north of Amman
32°0′N39°0′E / 32.000°N 39.000°E / 32.000; 39.000 (Saudi Arabia) Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
32°0′N40°6′E / 32.000°N 40.100°E / 32.000; 40.100 (Iraq) Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
32°0′N47°42′E / 32.000°N 47.700°E / 32.000; 47.700 (Iran) Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
32°0′N60°50′E / 32.000°N 60.833°E / 32.000; 60.833 (Afghanistan) Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
32°0′N69°18′E / 32.000°N 69.300°E / 32.000; 69.300 (Pakistan) Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Balochistan - for about 16 km
Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Punjab
32°0′N74°50′E / 32.000°N 74.833°E / 32.000; 74.833 (India) Flag of India.svg  India Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
32°0′N78°44′E / 32.000°N 78.733°E / 32.000; 78.733 (China) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Tibet
Qinghai
Tibet (for about 12 km)
Qinghai (for about 6 km)
Tibet (for about 4 km)
Qinghai (for about 4 km)
Tibet
Sichuan
Chongqing
Shaanxi
Hubei
Henan
Anhui
Jiangsu — passing just south of Nanjing
32°0′N121°45′E / 32.000°N 121.750°E / 32.000; 121.750 (East China Sea) East China Sea
32°0′N130°11′E / 32.000°N 130.183°E / 32.000; 130.183 (Japan) Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Island of Kyūshū:
Kagoshima Prefecture
Miyazaki Prefecture
32°0′N131°30′E / 32.000°N 131.500°E / 32.000; 131.500 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
32°0′N116°51′W / 32.000°N 116.850°W / 32.000; -116.850 (Mexico) Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Baja California
Sonora
32°0′N113°12′W / 32.000°N 113.200°W / 32.000; -113.200 (United States) Flag of the United States.svg  United States Arizona
New Mexico
New Mexico / Texas border
Texas — passing through the cities of Midland and Hillsboro
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia — passing through the city of Savannah
32°0′N80°50′W / 32.000°N 80.833°W / 32.000; -80.833 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda
Passing just south of the Desertas Islands, Madeira, Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
32°0′N9°22′W / 32.000°N 9.367°W / 32.000; -9.367 (Morocco) Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
32°0′N2°56′W / 32.000°N 2.933°W / 32.000; -2.933 (Algeria) Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria

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37th parallel north circle of latitude that is 37 degrees north of the Earths equatorial plane

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36th parallel north circle of latitude

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35th parallel north circle of latitude

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34th parallel north circle of latitude

The 34th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 34 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

55th parallel north circle of latitude

The 55th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 55 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

10th parallel north circle of latitude

The 10th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 10 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

20th parallel north circle of latitude

The 20th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 20 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

50th parallel north circle of latitude

The 50th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 50 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

60th parallel north circle of latitude

The 60th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees north of Earth's equator. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

60th parallel south circle of latitude

The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but ocean. The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Thule Island and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which both are about 57 km north of the parallel.

25th parallel north circle of latitude

The 25th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 25 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

52nd parallel south circle of latitude

The 52nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 52 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

31st parallel north

The 31st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 31 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

52nd parallel north Circle of latitude

The 52nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 52 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

23rd parallel north circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere

The 23rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 23 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

32nd parallel south circle of latitude

The 32nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 32 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

38th parallel north circle of latitude

The 38th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 38 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean. The 38th parallel north formed the border between North and South Korea prior to the Korean War.

References

  1. "Containment: The Iraqi no-fly zones". BBC News. 29 December 1998. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  2. "Duration of Daylight/Darkness Table for One Year". aa.usno.navy.mil. Retrieved 11 June 2014.