List Circles of Latitude

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On the Earth, a circle of latitude is an imaginary east-west circle that connects all locations with a given latitude. A location's position along a circle of latitude is given by its longitude. The five major circles of latitude are, from north to south:

The Arctic Circle (66° 33′ 38″ N)

The Tropic of Cancer (23° 26′ 22″ N)

The Equator (0° latitude)

The Tropic of Capricorn (23° 26′ 22″ S)

The Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ 38″ S)

Following is a list of circles of latitude on Earth.

Circles of Latitude, Wikipedia


1st parallel

2nd parallel

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7th parallel

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9th parallel

10th parallel

11th parallel

12th parallel

13th parallel

14th parallel

15th parallel

16th parallel

17th parallel

  • 17th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. The Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, between North and South Vietnam (1954–76) was at approximately the 17th parallel north, lending its name to the 1968 documentary film, 17th Parallel: Vietnam in War
  • 17th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere.

18th parallel

19th parallel

20th parallel

21st parallel

22nd parallel

23rd parallel

24th parallel

25th parallel

26th parallel

27th parallel

28th parallel

29th parallel

30th parallel

31st parallel

32nd parallel

33rd parallel

34th parallel

35th parallel

36th parallel

37th parallel

38th parallel

  • 38th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere., most notably used as the pre-Korean War boundary between North Korea and South Korea. The 38th parallel structures are a series of circular depressions roughly on the 38th parallel north.
  • 38th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere.

39th parallel

40th parallel

41st parallel

42nd parallel

43rd parallel

44th parallel

45th parallel

46th parallel

47th parallel

48th parallel

49th parallel

50th parallel

51st parallel

52nd parallel

53rd parallel

54th parallel

55th parallel

56th parallel

57th parallel

58th parallel

59th parallel

60th parallel

61st parallel

62nd parallel

63rd parallel

64th parallel

65th parallel

66th parallel

67th parallel

68th parallel

69th parallel

70th parallel

71st parallel

72nd parallel

73rd parallel

74th parallel

75th parallel

76th parallel

The 76th Parallel Escarpment in Antarctica is also known as the Usas Escarpment.

77th parallel

78th parallel

79th parallel

80th parallel

81st parallel

82nd parallel

83rd parallel

84th parallel

85th parallel

86th parallel

87th parallel

88th parallel

89th parallel

90th parallel

See Also

Lines of Longitude (East)

Lines of Longitude (West)