15th parallel north
The 15th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 15 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Saharan fringe (the Sahel) in Africa, three key peninsulars of Asia (between which parts of the Indian Ocean), the Pacific Ocean, an isthmus of Central America, the southern Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 15° north passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Mali Niger Chad Sudan Eritrea Red Sea Yemen Indian Ocean Arabian Sea India Goa
Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal
Passing just north of the island of Preparis, Myanmar
Myanmar (Burma) Thailand Laos Vietnam South China Sea Passing just south of the disputed Scarborough Shoal Philippines Island of Luzon Pacific Ocean Polillo Strait Philippines Island of Polillo Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea Northern Mariana Islands Island of Tinian Pacific Ocean Passing north of Bokak Atoll, Marshall Islands Mexico Chiapas Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua For about 11 km Honduras Caribbean Sea Passing between Dominica and Martinique (France) Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Island of Fogo Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Island of Santiago Atlantic Ocean Senegal Mauritania Mali Burkina Faso Mali