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25th Parallel North

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25th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
25th parallel north
In Africa, the parallel defines part of the border between Mauritania and Mali.

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.

The northernmost section of the border between Mauritania and Mali is defined by the parallel.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 42 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 35 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 25° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Red Sea
 Saudi Arabia
Persian Gulf Gulf of Bahrain
Persian Gulf
 United Arab Emirates
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
 Pakistan Balochistan - for about 16 km
Sindh - passing just north of Karachi
 India Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
 India Assam
 Myanmar (Burma)
 People's Republic of China Yunnan - passing just to the south of Kunming
South China Sea Taiwan Strait
 Republic of China Island of Taiwan (claimed by  People's Republic of China) - passing just south of Taipei
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Miyako-jima,  Japan
Passing just north of Iwo Jima,  Japan
 Mexico Isla Magdalena, Baja California peninsula and Isla San José
Gulf of California
 Mexico Isla Altamura, Isla Talchichilte and the mainland
Gulf of Mexico
 United States Island of Key Largo, Florida
Atlantic Ocean Straits of Florida
 Bahamas Island of Andros
Atlantic Ocean
 Bahamas Island of New Providence - passing just south of Nassau
Atlantic Ocean
 Bahamas Island of Eleuthera
Atlantic Ocean
Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco and the  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
 Mauritania /  Mali border

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