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3rd Parallel North

Line across the Earth
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
Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea - passing just south of Bioko island,  Equatorial Guinea
 Cameroon
 Central African Republic For about 2km
 Cameroon For about 3km
 Central African Republic
 Republic of the Congo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Uganda
 Kenya Passing through Lake Turkana
 Somalia
Indian Ocean
 Maldives Laamu Atoll
Indian Ocean Passing just north of the island of Simeulue,  Indonesia
 Indonesia Island of Sumatra
Strait of Malacca
 Malaysia
South China Sea Passing just north of the island of Tioman,  Malaysia
 Indonesia Island of Jemaja
South China Sea
 Indonesia Island of Midai
South China Sea
 Indonesia Island of Subi
South China Sea
 Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo
 Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo - for about 8km
 Malaysia Sarawak, island of Borneo - for about 10km
 Indonesia Kalimantan, island of Borneo
Celebes Sea
Molucca Sea
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Butaritari atoll,  Kiribati
 Colombia Island of Gorgona island, and mainland
Pacific Ocean
 Colombia
 Venezuela
 Brazil Roraima
Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Venezuela
 Guyana
Disputed area Controlled by  Guyana, claimed by  Suriname
 Suriname
Disputed area Controlled by  France, claimed by  Suriname
 France French Guiana
 Brazil Amapá
Atlantic Ocean

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