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21st parallel north

21st parallel north

The 21st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 21 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.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 25 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 51 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 21° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
0|N|0|0|E|type:landmark name=Prime Meridian

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23x15px Mali
0|N|1|11|E|type:country name=Algeria

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23x15px Algeria
0|N|7|42|E|type:country name=Niger

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23x15px Niger
0|N|15|36|E|type:country name=Chad

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23x15px Chad
0|N|21|5|E|type:country name=Libya

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23x15px Libya
0|N|25|0|E|type:country name=Sudan

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23x15px Sudan
21°0′N 37°7′E / 21.000°N 37.117°E / 21.000; 37.117 (Red Sea){{#coordinates:21|0|N|37|7|E|type:waterbody name=Red Sea

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Red Sea
0|N|39|17|E|type:country name=Saudi Arabia

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23x15px Saudi Arabia
0|N|55|20|E|type:country name=Oman

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23x15px Oman
21°0′N 58°48′E / 21.000°N 58.800°E / 21.000; 58.800 (Indian Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|58|48|E|type:waterbody name=Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
0|N|70|14|E|type:country name=India

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Template:Country data India Gujarat - Kathiawar peninsula
21°0′N 71°40′E / 21.000°N 71.667°E / 21.000; 71.667 (Indian Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|71|40|E|type:waterbody name=Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean Gulf of Khambhat
0|N|72|44|E|type:country name=India

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Template:Country data India Gujarat
Maharashtra
Chhattisgarh
Orissa
21°0′N 86°53′E / 21.000°N 86.883°E / 21.000; 86.883 (Indian Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|86|53|E|type:waterbody name=Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
0|N|92|11|E|type:country name=Bangladesh

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23x15px Bangladesh
0|N|92|16|E|type:country name=Myanmar

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23x15px Burma (Burma)
0|N|100|33|E|type:country name=Laos

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23x15px Laos
0|N|103|4|E|type:country name=Vietnam

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23x15px Vietnam Mainland and some islands
21°0′N 107°50′E / 21.000°N 107.833°E / 21.000; 107.833 (South China Sea){{#coordinates:21|0|N|107|50|E|type:waterbody name=South China Sea

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South China Sea Gulf of Tonkin - passing just south of Weizhou Island, Guangxi, 23x15px People's Republic of China
0|N|109|41|E|type:country name=China

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23x15px People's Republic of China Guangdong (Leizhou Peninsula and Donghai Island)
21°0′N 110°31′E / 21.000°N 110.517°E / 21.000; 110.517 (South China Sea){{#coordinates:21|0|N|110|31|E|type:waterbody name=South China Sea

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South China Sea Passing just south of Mavudis island, 23x15px Philippines
21°0′N 121°56′E / 21.000°N 121.933°E / 21.000; 121.933 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|121|56|E|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

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Pacific Ocean Passing between Molokai and Lanai islands, Hawaii, 23x15px United States
0|N|156|40|W|type:country name=United States

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23x15px United States Island of Maui, Hawaii
21°0′N 156°33′W / 21.000°N 156.550°W / 21.000; -156.550 (Pacific Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|156|33|W|type:waterbody name=Pacific Ocean

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Pacific Ocean
0|N|105|20|W|type:country name=Mexico

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23x15px Mexico
21°0′N 97°19′W / 21.000°N 97.317°W / 21.000; -97.317 (Gulf of Mexico){{#coordinates:21|0|N|97|19|W|type:waterbody name=Gulf of Mexico

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Gulf of Mexico Bay of Campeche
0|N|90|20|W|type:country name=Mexico

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23x15px Mexico Yucatán Peninsula
21°0′N 86°49′W / 21.000°N 86.817°W / 21.000; -86.817 (Caribbean Sea){{#coordinates:21|0|N|86|49|W|type:waterbody name=Caribbean Sea

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Caribbean Sea
0|N|79|13|W|type:country name=Cuba

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23x15px Cuba Doce Leguas Cays
21°0′N 79°10′W / 21.000°N 79.167°W / 21.000; -79.167 (Caribbean Sea){{#coordinates:21|0|N|79|10|W|type:waterbody name=Caribbean Sea

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Caribbean Sea
0|N|78|26|W|type:country name=Cuba

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23x15px Cuba
21°0′N 75°34′W / 21.000°N 75.567°W / 21.000; -75.567 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|75|34|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean
0|N|73|42|W|type:country name=Bahamas

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23x15px Bahamas Great Inagua island
21°0′N 73°8′W / 21.000°N 73.133°W / 21.000; -73.133 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|73|8|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Passing to the south of the southernmost cays of the 23x15px Turks and Caicos Islands
0|N|17|3|W|type:country name=Western Sahara

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Western Sahara Claimed by 23x15px Morocco - Ras Nouadhibou peninsula
0|N|17|2|W|type:country name=Mauritania

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23x15px Mauritania Ras Nouadhibou peninsula
21°0′N 17°0′W / 21.000°N 17.000°W / 21.000; -17.000 (Atlantic Ocean){{#coordinates:21|0|N|17|0|W|type:waterbody name=Atlantic Ocean

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Atlantic Ocean
0|N|16|50|W|type:country name=Mauritania

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23x15px Mauritania
0|N|6|6|W|type:country name=Mali

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23x15px Mali

See also

References