8th parallel north

The 8th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 8 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

The parallel defines part of the border between Somalia and Ethiopia. The Eight Degree Channel (Maliku Kandu) in the Indian Ocean is named after the parallel.

Line across the Earth
8th parallel north

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 8° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
8°0′N 0°0′E / 8.000°N 0.000°E  Ghana Passing through Lake Volta
8°0′N 0°36′E / 8.000°N 0.600°E  Togo
8°0′N 1°38′E / 8.000°N 1.633°E  Benin
8°0′N 2°42′E / 8.000°N 2.700°E  Nigeria
8°0′N 12°13′E / 8.000°N 12.217°E  Cameroon
8°0′N 15°25′E / 8.000°N 15.417°E  Chad
8°0′N 18°1′E / 8.000°N 18.017°E  Central African Republic
8°0′N 24°58′E / 8.000°N 24.967°E  South Sudan
8°0′N 33°2′E / 8.000°N 33.033°E  Ethiopia
8°0′N 46°59′E / 8.000°N 46.983°E  Somalia /  Ethiopia border
8°0′N 47°59′E / 8.000°N 47.983°E  Somalia
8°0′N 49°53′E / 8.000°N 49.883°E Indian Ocean Passing through the Arabian Sea
Into the Eight Degree Channel - passing just south of Minicoy Island,  India
And into the Laccadive Sea - passing just south of Cape Comorin,  India
8°0′N 79°43′E / 8.000°N 79.717°E  Sri Lanka
8°0′N 81°30′E / 8.000°N 81.500°E Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
8°0′N 93°20′E / 8.000°N 93.333°E  India Andaman and Nicobar Islands - islands of Katchal, Camorta and Nancowry
8°0′N 93°34′E / 8.000°N 93.567°E Indian Ocean Andaman Sea
8°0′N 98°17′E / 8.000°N 98.283°E  Thailand Island of Phuket
8°0′N 98°25′E / 8.000°N 98.417°E Phang Nga Bay
8°0′N 98°35′E / 8.000°N 98.583°E  Thailand Island of Ko Yao Yai
8°0′N 98°36′E / 8.000°N 98.600°E Phang Nga Bay
8°0′N 98°58′E / 8.000°N 98.967°E  Thailand Krabi and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces
8°0′N 100°19′E / 8.000°N 100.317°E Gulf of Thailand
8°0′N 104°4′E / 8.000°N 104.067°E South China Sea
8°0′N 116°57′E / 8.000°N 116.950°E  Philippines Balabac Island
8°0′N 117°4′E / 8.000°N 117.067°E Sulu Sea
8°0′N 122°17′E / 8.000°N 122.283°E  Philippines Island of Mindanao
8°0′N 126°24′E / 8.000°N 126.400°E Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Kayangel atoll,  Palau
Passing just south of Pikelot island,  Federated States of Micronesia
8°0′N 168°5′E / 8.000°N 168.083°E  Marshall Islands Namu Atoll
8°0′N 168°11′E / 8.000°N 168.183°E Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Aur Atoll,  Marshall Islands
Passing just south of Burica Point,  Panama
Passing just north of Islas Secas,  Panama
8°0′N 81°40′W / 8.000°N 81.667°W  Panama
8°0′N 80°24′W / 8.000°N 80.400°W Pacific Ocean Gulf of Panama
8°0′N 78°25′W / 8.000°N 78.417°W  Panama
8°0′N 77°12′W / 8.000°N 77.200°W  Colombia Passing through the Gulf of Urabá
8°0′N 72°25′W / 8.000°N 72.417°W  Venezuela
8°0′N 60°8′W / 8.000°N 60.133°W Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
8°0′N 59°6′W / 8.000°N 59.100°W Atlantic Ocean
8°0′N 12°53′W / 8.000°N 12.883°W  Sierra Leone
8°0′N 10°36′W / 8.000°N 10.600°W  Liberia
8°0′N 9°25′W / 8.000°N 9.417°W  Guinea
8°0′N 8°3′W / 8.000°N 8.050°W  Ivory Coast
8°0′N 2°41′W / 8.000°N 2.683°W  Ghana Passing through Lake Volta

See also

7th parallel north

The 7th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 7 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

8N (disambiguation)

8N or 8-N can refer to:

The 8N, a 2012 demonstration in Argentina

8N or 8°N, the 8th parallel north latitude

NJ 8N, now New Jersey Route 284

8N, a model of Ford N-Series tractor

8N, a model of Fordson tractor

8N powertrain, used in some Audi TT

8th parallel

8th parallel may refer to:

8th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere

8th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere

9th parallel north

The 9th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 9 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

List of circles of latitude

Following is a list of circles of latitude on Earth.

Typhoon Irving (1982)

Typhoon Irving, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ruping, was a mid-season tropical cyclone that affected the Philippines and China during September 1982. An area of disturbed weather developed within the monsoon trough in early September 1982 near Guam. Following an increase in organization, a tropical depression developed on the morning of September 5. Later that day, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Irving. Irving tracked westward, nearly becoming a typhoon before hitting the central Philippines. There, Irving uprooted trees, downed power and telephone lines, triggered landslides and forced the cancellation of several domestic airline flights. Irving damaged 7,890 houses in Albay and Sorsogon provinces alone, resulting in 138,500 people rendered homeless. Nation-wide, 65 people were killed, 26 others were hurt, and 29 were rendered missing. A total of 44,383 families or 248,040 residents sought shelter. Moreover, 18,488 homes were damaged and 5,599 others were demolished. Damage in the country was assessed at US$23.3 million, including US$14.2 million in crops. While crossing the island chain, Irving turned northwestward. After entering the South China Sea, Irving continued generally northwest, and became a typhoon on September 11. After developing a well-defined eye, Irving attained peak intensity the following day. Land interaction with Hainan Island resulted in a weakening trend, and Irving was downgraded to a tropical storm before striking the southern coast of China. Across the Leizhou Peninsula, 90% of homes were damaged. Onshore, Irvine rapidly weakened and the storm dissipated on September 16.

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