15th parallel north

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15th parallel north

The 15th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 15 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.

In the Chadian-Libyan conflict of 1978 to 1987, the parallel, known as the "Red Line", delineated areas controlled by opposing combatants. (See also Operation Manta.)

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 1 minute during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 14 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 15° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mali
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Niger
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Chad
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Sudan
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Eritrea
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.  Yemen
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  India Goa
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
Passing just north of the island of Preparis,  Myanmar
Andaman Sea
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.  Thailand
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Laos
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Vietnam
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. South China Sea Passing just south of the disputed Scarborough Shoal
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Philippines Island of Luzon
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Pacific Ocean Polillo Strait
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Philippines Island of Polillo
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Northern Mariana Islands Island of Tinian
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Pacific Ocean Passing north of Bokak Atoll,  Marshall Islands
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mexico
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Guatemala
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Honduras
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Nicaragua For about 11 km
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Honduras
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Caribbean Sea Passing between  Dominica and  Martinique (France)
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.  Cape Verde Island of Fogo
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.  Cape Verde Island of Santiago
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.  Senegal
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.  Mali
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Burkina Faso
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mali

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