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The 32nd parallel north
32nd parallel north
is a circle of latitude that is 32 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America
North America
and the Atlantic Ocean. In the United States, the parallel defines part of the border between New Mexico
New Mexico
and Texas. It was the proposed route of the Texas
Texas
Pacific Railroad.[citation needed] From 27 August 1992 to 4 September 1996, the parallel defined the limit of the southern no-fly zone in Iraq. It was then moved to the 33rd parallel north.[1] At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 15 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 3 minutes during the winter solstice.[2] Around the world[edit] Starting at the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian
and heading eastwards, the parallel 32° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes

32°0′N 0°0′E / 32.000°N 0.000°E / 32.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)  Algeria

32°0′N 9°8′E / 32.000°N 9.133°E / 32.000; 9.133 (Tunisia)  Tunisia

32°0′N 10°47′E / 32.000°N 10.783°E / 32.000; 10.783 (Libya)  Libya

32°0′N 15°21′E / 32.000°N 15.350°E / 32.000; 15.350 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Sidra

32°0′N 19°58′E / 32.000°N 19.967°E / 32.000; 19.967 (Libya)  Libya

32°0′N 24°49′E / 32.000°N 24.817°E / 32.000; 24.817 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea

32°0′N 34°44′E / 32.000°N 34.733°E / 32.000; 34.733 (Israel)  Israel

32°0′N 35°0′E / 32.000°N 35.000°E / 32.000; 35.000 (West Bank) West Bank Controlled by   Israel
Israel
and  Palestine

32°0′N 35°32′E / 32.000°N 35.533°E / 32.000; 35.533 (Jordan)  Jordan Passing just north of Amman

32°0′N 39°0′E / 32.000°N 39.000°E / 32.000; 39.000 (Saudi Arabia)  Saudi Arabia

32°0′N 40°6′E / 32.000°N 40.100°E / 32.000; 40.100 (Iraq)  Iraq

32°0′N 47°42′E / 32.000°N 47.700°E / 32.000; 47.700 (Iran)  Iran

32°0′N 60°50′E / 32.000°N 60.833°E / 32.000; 60.833 (Afghanistan)  Afghanistan

32°0′N 69°18′E / 32.000°N 69.300°E / 32.000; 69.300 (Pakistan)  Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas Balochistan - for about 16 km Federally Administered Tribal Areas Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Punjab

32°0′N 74°50′E / 32.000°N 74.833°E / 32.000; 74.833 (India)  India Punjab Himachal Pradesh

32°0′N 78°40′E / 32.000°N 78.667°E / 32.000; 78.667 (Aksai Chin) Aksai Chin Disputed between   India
India
and  People's Republic of China

32°0′N 78°44′E / 32.000°N 78.733°E / 32.000; 78.733 (China)  People's Republic of China Tibet Qinghai Tibet (for about 12 km) Qinghai
Qinghai
(for about 6 km) Tibet (for about 4 km) Qinghai
Qinghai
(for about 4 km) Tibet Sichuan Chongqing Shaanxi Hubei Henan Anhui Jiangsu
Jiangsu
— passing just south of Nanjing

32°0′N 121°45′E / 32.000°N 121.750°E / 32.000; 121.750 (East China
China
Sea) East China
China
Sea

32°0′N 130°11′E / 32.000°N 130.183°E / 32.000; 130.183 (Japan)  Japan Island of Kyūshū: — Kagoshima Prefecture — Miyazaki Prefecture

32°0′N 131°30′E / 32.000°N 131.500°E / 32.000; 131.500 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean

32°0′N 116°51′W / 32.000°N 116.850°W / 32.000; -116.850 (Mexico)  Mexico Baja California Sonora

32°0′N 113°12′W / 32.000°N 113.200°W / 32.000; -113.200 (United States)  United States Arizona New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico
/ Texas
Texas
border Texas
Texas
— passing through the cities of Midland and Hillsboro Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Georgia — passing through the city of Savannah

32°0′N 80°50′W / 32.000°N 80.833°W / 32.000; -80.833 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of  Bermuda Passing just south of the Desertas Islands, Madeira,  Portugal

32°0′N 9°22′W / 32.000°N 9.367°W / 32.000; -9.367 (Morocco)  Morocco

32°0′N 2°56′W / 32.000°N 2.933°W / 32.000; -2.933 (Algeria)  Algeria

See also[edit]

31st parallel north 33rd parallel north Country Club Dispute

References[edit]

^ "Containment: The Iraqi no-fly zones". BBC News. 29 December 1998. Retrieved 4 February 2012.  ^ "Duration of Daylight/Darkness Table for One Year". aa.usno.navy.mil. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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