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24th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
24th parallel north

The 24th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 24 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 37 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 39 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 24° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Red Sea
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates Emirate of Abu Dhabi - for about 13 km
Persian Gulf
 United Arab Emirates Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea
 Pakistan Sindh
 India Gujarat
Rajasthan - for about 12 km
Gujarat - for about 8 km
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
 Bangladesh For about 1 km
 India West Bengal - for about 2 km
 India Tripura
 Burma (Burma) For about 14 km
 India Manipur - for about 15 km
 Burma (Burma) For about 16 km
 India Manipur
 Burma (Burma)
 People's Republic of China Yunnan, for about 28 km
 Burma (Burma)
 People's Republic of China Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, and Fujian
South China Sea Taiwan Strait
 Republic of China Island of Taiwan (claimed by  People's Republic of China)
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Hateruma island,  Japan
Passing just south of South Iwo Jima island,  Japan
Passing just north of Tern Island, Hawaii,  United States
 Mexico Baja California peninsula
Gulf of California
Gulf of Mexico
 Bahamas Cay Sal Bank atoll
Atlantic Ocean
 Bahamas Andros island
Atlantic Ocean
 Bahamas Exuma cays
Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Cat Island,  Bahamas
Passing just north of Conception Island,  Bahamas
 Bahamas San Salvador Island
Atlantic Ocean
Western Sahara Claimed by  Morocco

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