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2nd Parallel North

Line across the Earth
2nd parallel north

The 2nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 2 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 2° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea
 Equatorial Guinea
 Gabon
 Republic of the Congo
 Cameroon For about 9 km
 Republic of the Congo For about 17 km
 Cameroon
 Republic of the Congo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lake Albert The border with Uganda is in the lake at
 Uganda
 Kenya
 Somalia
Indian Ocean Passing just south of Mogadishu,  Somalia
 Maldives Laamu Atoll
Indian Ocean Passing just south of the Banyak Islands,  Indonesia
 Indonesia Islands of Sumatra and Rupat
Strait of Malacca
 Malaysia Johor
South China Sea
 Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo - for about 3 km
 Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo - for about 3 km
South China Sea
 Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo
 Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo
Celebes Sea
Molucca Sea Passing just south of the island of Biaro,  Indonesia
 Indonesia Island of Halmahera
Pacific Ocean
 Indonesia Island of Morotai - for about 1 km
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Abaiang atoll,  Kiribati
 Kiribati Marakei atoll
Pacific Ocean
 Kiribati Kiritimati atoll
Pacific Ocean
 Colombia
 Brazil Amazonas - for about 3 km
 Colombia
 Brazil Amazonas
 Colombia
 Venezuela
 Brazil Amazonas
Roraima
Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
 Guyana
Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
 Brazil Pará - for about 8 km
Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
 Suriname
 Brazil Pará
Amapá - mainland and the island of Maracá
Atlantic Ocean

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