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5th Parallel North

Line across the Earth
5th parallel north

The 5th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 5 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.

The Pacific Ocean is at its widest (approximately 19,300 km) on this parallel.[1]

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 5° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean Bight of Benin
 Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 South Sudan
Indian Ocean Passing between Southern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll and Horsburgh Atoll,  Maldives
Passing just north of the island of Kaashidhoo,  Maldives
 Indonesia Island of Sumatra
Strait of Malacca
 Malaysia Malacca Strait
South China Sea
 Brunei On the island of Borneo
Brunei Bay
 Malaysia Sabah, island of Borneo
Celebes Sea Passing north of the Sibutu islands,  Philippines
Passing between the islands of Bongao and Simunul,  Philippines
 Philippines Island of Bilatan
Celebes Sea Passing just south of the islands of Banaran and Mantabuan,  Philippines
Pacific Ocean Passing between the islands of Sonsorol and Pulo Anna,  Palau
Passing just south of Satawan and Kosrae atolls,  Federated States of Micronesia
Passing between Namdrik and Ebon atolls,  Marshall Islands
Passing just north of Teraina atoll,  Kiribati
Passing just south of Cocos Island,  Costa Rica
 Brazil Roraima
Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
 Suriname For about 7 km
 Guyana For about 6 km
 Suriname For about 8 km
 Guyana For about 12 km
 France French Guiana
Atlantic Ocean
 Ivory Coast
Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea
Atlantic Ocean Bight of Benin

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