3rd parallel north

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3rd parallel north

The 3rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 3 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 3° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
3°0′N 0°0′E / 3.000°N 0.000°E / 3.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea - passing just south of Bioko island,  Equatorial Guinea
3°0′N 9°56′E / 3.000°N 9.933°E / 3.000; 9.933 (Cameroon)  Cameroon
3°0′N 12°57′E / 3.000°N 12.950°E / 3.000; 12.950 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic For about 2km
3°0′N 15°59′E / 3.000°N 15.983°E / 3.000; 15.983 (Cameroon)  Cameroon For about 3km
3°0′N 16°0′E / 3.000°N 16.000°E / 3.000; 16.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
3°0′N 16°30′E / 3.000°N 16.500°E / 3.000; 16.500 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
3°0′N 18°30′E / 3.000°N 18.500°E / 3.000; 18.500 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
3°0′N 30°49′E / 3.000°N 30.817°E / 3.000; 30.817 (Uganda)  Uganda
3°0′N 34°35′E / 3.000°N 34.583°E / 3.000; 34.583 (Kenya)  Kenya Passing through Lake Turkana
3°0′N 41°10′E / 3.000°N 41.167°E / 3.000; 41.167 (Somalia)  Somalia
3°0′N 46°36′E / 3.000°N 46.600°E / 3.000; 46.600 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
3°0′N 73°21′E / 3.000°N 73.350°E / 3.000; 73.350 (Maldives)  Maldives Laamu Atoll
3°0′N 73°33′E / 3.000°N 73.550°E / 3.000; 73.550 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of the island of Simeulue,  Indonesia
3°0′N 97°22′E / 3.000°N 97.367°E / 3.000; 97.367 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
3°0′N 99°54′E / 3.000°N 99.900°E / 3.000; 99.900 (Strait of Malacca) Strait of Malacca
3°0′N 101°14′E / 3.000°N 101.233°E / 3.000; 101.233 (Malaysia)  Malaysia
3°0′N 103°26′E / 3.000°N 103.433°E / 3.000; 103.433 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing just north of the island of Tioman,  Malaysia
3°0′N 105°41′E / 3.000°N 105.683°E / 3.000; 105.683 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Jemaja
3°0′N 105°44′E / 3.000°N 105.733°E / 3.000; 105.733 (South China Sea) South China Sea
3°0′N 107°45′E / 3.000°N 107.750°E / 3.000; 107.750 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Midai
3°0′N 107°48′E / 3.000°N 107.800°E / 3.000; 107.800 (South China Sea) South China Sea
3°0′N 108°50′E / 3.000°N 108.833°E / 3.000; 108.833 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Subi
3°0′N 108°53′E / 3.000°N 108.883°E / 3.000; 108.883 (South China Sea) South China Sea
3°0′N 112°26′E / 3.000°N 112.433°E / 3.000; 112.433 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo
3°0′N 115°15′E / 3.000°N 115.250°E / 3.000; 115.250 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo - for about 8km
3°0′N 115°19′E / 3.000°N 115.317°E / 3.000; 115.317 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo - for about 10km
3°0′N 115°25′E / 3.000°N 115.417°E / 3.000; 115.417 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo
3°0′N 117°35′E / 3.000°N 117.583°E / 3.000; 117.583 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
3°0′N 125°30′E / 3.000°N 125.500°E / 3.000; 125.500 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea
3°0′N 128°13′E / 3.000°N 128.217°E / 3.000; 128.217 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Butaritari atoll,  Kiribati
3°0′N 78°11′W / 3.000°N 78.183°W / 3.000; -78.183 (Colombia)  Colombia Island of Gorgona island, and mainland
3°0′N 78°10′W / 3.000°N 78.167°W / 3.000; -78.167 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
3°0′N 77°41′W / 3.000°N 77.683°W / 3.000; -77.683 (Colombia)  Colombia
3°0′N 67°42′W / 3.000°N 67.700°W / 3.000; -67.700 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
3°0′N 64°8′W / 3.000°N 64.133°W / 3.000; -64.133 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
3°0′N 59°57′W / 3.000°N 59.950°W / 3.000; -59.950 (Area disputed between Guyana and Venezuela) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
3°0′N 58°9′W / 3.000°N 58.150°W / 3.000; -58.150 (Guyana)  Guyana
3°0′N 57°30′W / 3.000°N 57.500°W / 3.000; -57.500 (Area disputed between Guyana and Suriname) Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
3°0′N 57°12′W / 3.000°N 57.200°W / 3.000; -57.200 (Suriname)  Suriname
3°0′N 54°11′W / 3.000°N 54.183°W / 3.000; -54.183 (Area disputed between France and Suriname) Disputed area Controlled by  France, claimed by  Suriname
3°0′N 53°59′W / 3.000°N 53.983°W / 3.000; -53.983 (France)  France French Guiana
3°0′N 52°22′W / 3.000°N 52.367°W / 3.000; -52.367 (Brazil)  Brazil Amapá
3°0′N 50°57′W / 3.000°N 50.950°W / 3.000; -50.950 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

See also

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