Geographic coordinates of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Latitude: 18°32′21″ N
Longitude: 72°20′05″ W
Elevation above sea level: 44 m = 144 ft

City coordinates

Coordinates of Port-au-Prince in decimal degrees

Latitude: 18.5391700°
Longitude: -72.3350000°

Coordinates of Port-au-Prince in degrees and decimal minutes

Latitude: 18°32.3502′ N
Longitude: 72°20.1′ W

UTM coordinates of Port-au-Prince

UTM Zone: 18Q
Easting: 781335.55261146
Northing: 2051920.2820776

Geographic coordinate systems

WGS 84 coordinate reference system is the latest revision of the World Geodetic System, which is used in mapping and navigation, including GPS satellite navigation system (the Global Positioning System).

Geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) define a position on the Earth’s surface. Coordinates are angular units. The canonical form of latitude and longitude representation uses degrees (°), minutes (′), and seconds (″). GPS systems widely use coordinates in degrees and decimal minutes, or in decimal degrees.

Latitude varies from −90° to 90°. The latitude of the Equator is 0°; the latitude of the South Pole is −90°; the latitude of the North Pole is 90°. Positive latitude values correspond to the geographic locations north of the Equator (abbrev. N). Negative latitude values correspond to the geographic locations south of the Equator (abbrev. S).

Longitude is counted from the prime meridian (IERS Reference Meridian for WGS 84) and varies from −180° to 180°. Positive longitude values correspond to the geographic locations east of the prime meridian (abbrev. E). Negative longitude values correspond to the geographic locations west of the prime meridian (abbrev. W).

UTM or Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system divides the Earth’s surface into 60 longitudinal zones. The coordinates of a location within each zone are defined as a planar coordinate pair related to the intersection of the equator and the zone’s central meridian, and measured in meters.

Elevation above sea level is a measure of a geographic location’s height. We are using the global digital elevation model GTOPO30.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti