15th parallel north


15th parallel north

The 15th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 15 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

In the Chadian-Libyan conflict of 1978 to 1987, the parallel, known as the "Red Line", delineated areas controlled by opposing combatants. (See also Operation Manta.)

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 15° north passes through:

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