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28th parallel north

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28th parallel north

The 28th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 28 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.


In Mexico the parallel defines the border between the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.

This parallel also passes through Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth, passing just north of its summit.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 55 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 22 minutes during the winter solstice.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 28° north passes through:

  • Twenty Eighth Parallel, by Vangelis, from the album Conquest of Paradise.
  • References

    28th parallel north Wikipedia