Geographic coordinates of Benghazi, Libya

Latitude: 32°06′53″ N
Longitude: 20°04′06″ E
Elevation above sea level: 3 m = 09 ft

City coordinates

Coordinates of Benghazi in decimal degrees

Latitude: 32.1148600°
Longitude: 20.0685900°

Coordinates of Benghazi in degrees and decimal minutes

Latitude: 32°6.8916′ N
Longitude: 20°4.1154′ E

UTM coordinates of Benghazi

UTM Zone: 34S
Easting: 412131.50226673
Northing: 3553546.8766108

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.

Benghazi, Libya: additional information