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16th parallel north

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The 16th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 16 degreesnorth of the Earth'sequatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 5 minutes during the summer solstice and 11 hours, 11 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

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As a dividing line

After World War II, the parallel divided Vietnam into Chinese military administration in the north and the British in the south (See Timeline of World War II (1945) and War in Vietnam (1945-1946)).

In the Chadian–Libyan conflict, from 1984 the parallel, known as the "Red Line", delineated areas controlled by opposing combatants. Previously the Red Line had been the 15th parallel north. (See also Operation Manta.)

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Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 16° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
16°0′N0°0′E / 16.000°N 0.000°E / 16.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Mali
16°0′N4°0′E / 16.000°N 4.000°E / 16.000; 4.000 (Niger)  Niger
16°0′N14°39′E / 16.000°N 14.650°E / 16.000; 14.650 (Chad)  Chad
16°0′N24°0′E / 16.000°N 24.000°E / 16.000; 24.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
16°0′N36°50′E / 16.000°N 36.833°E / 16.000; 36.833 (Eritrea)  Eritrea
16°0′N39°16′E / 16.000°N 39.267°E / 16.000; 39.267 (Red Sea)Red Sea
16°0′N40°3′E / 16.000°N 40.050°E / 16.000; 40.050 (Eritrea)  EritreaIsland of Nahaleg
16°0′N40°5′E / 16.000°N 40.083°E / 16.000; 40.083 (Red Sea)Red Sea
16°0′N42°49′E / 16.000°N 42.817°E / 16.000; 42.817 (Yemen)  Yemen
16°0′N52°10′E / 16.000°N 52.167°E / 16.000; 52.167 (Indian Ocean)Indian OceanArabian Sea
16°0′N73°29′E / 16.000°N 73.483°E / 16.000; 73.483 (India)  IndiaMaharashtra
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
16°0′N81°9′E / 16.000°N 81.150°E / 16.000; 81.150 (Indian Ocean)Indian OceanBay of Bengal
16°0′N94°13′E / 16.000°N 94.217°E / 16.000; 94.217 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma) Irrawaddy Riverdelta
16°0′N95°41′E / 16.000°N 95.683°E / 16.000; 95.683 (Indian Ocean)Indian OceanGulf of Martaban, Andaman Sea
16°0′N97°35′E / 16.000°N 97.583°E / 16.000; 97.583 (Myanmar)  Myanmar (Burma)
16°0′N98°36′E / 16.000°N 98.600°E / 16.000; 98.600 (Thailand)  Thailand
16°0′N105°25′E / 16.000°N 105.417°E / 16.000; 105.417 (Laos)  Laos
16°0′N107°27′E / 16.000°N 107.450°E / 16.000; 107.450 (Vietnam)  VietnamPassing just south of Da Nang
16°0′N108°16′E / 16.000°N 108.267°E / 16.000; 108.267 (South China Sea)South China SeaPassing through the disputed Paracel Islands
16°0′N119°45′E / 16.000°N 119.750°E / 16.000; 119.750 (Philippines)  PhilippinesIsland of Luzon
16°0′N121°39′E / 16.000°N 121.650°E / 16.000; 121.650 (Pacific Ocean)Pacific OceanPhilippine Sea
Passing just south of the island of Farallon de Medinilla,  Northern Mariana Islands
into an unnamed part of the Ocean
16°0′N97°50′W / 16.000°N 97.833°W / 16.000; -97.833 (Mexico)  Mexico
16°0′N95°24′W / 16.000°N 95.400°W / 16.000; -95.400 (Pacific Ocean)Pacific OceanGulf of Tehuantepec
16°0′N93°59′W / 16.000°N 93.983°W / 16.000; -93.983 (Mexico)  Mexico
16°0′N91°46′W / 16.000°N 91.767°W / 16.000; -91.767 (Guatemala)  Guatemala
16°0′N89°13′W / 16.000°N 89.217°W / 16.000; -89.217 (Belize)  Belize
16°0′N88°54′W / 16.000°N 88.900°W / 16.000; -88.900 (Caribbean Sea)Caribbean SeaPassing just north of Punta de Manabique,  Guatemala
Passing just south of the island of Útila,  Honduras
16°0′N85°58′W / 16.000°N 85.967°W / 16.000; -85.967 (Honduras)  Honduras
16°0′N85°53′W / 16.000°N 85.883°W / 16.000; -85.883 (Caribbean Sea)Caribbean SeaPassing just north of Cape Camarón,  Honduras
16°0′N61°44′W / 16.000°N 61.733°W / 16.000; -61.733 (France)  FranceIsland of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
16°0′N61°35′W / 16.000°N 61.583°W / 16.000; -61.583 (Atlantic Ocean)Atlantic Ocean
16°0′N61°17′W / 16.000°N 61.283°W / 16.000; -61.283 (France)  FranceIsland of Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe
16°0′N61°15′W / 16.000°N 61.250°W / 16.000; -61.250 (Atlantic Ocean)Atlantic Ocean
16°0′N22°55′W / 16.000°N 22.917°W / 16.000; -22.917 (Cape Verde)  Cape VerdeIsland of Boa Vista
16°0′N22°46′W / 16.000°N 22.767°W / 16.000; -22.767 (Atlantic Ocean)Atlantic Ocean
16°0′N16°30′W / 16.000°N 16.500°W / 16.000; -16.500 (Senegal)  Senegal
16°0′N13°22′W / 16.000°N 13.367°W / 16.000; -13.367 (Mauritania)  Mauritania
16°0′N5°24′W / 16.000°N 5.400°W / 16.000; -5.400 (Cape Verde)  Mali

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