Cancún Geographic coordinates

Cancún is located at latitude 21.17429 and longitude -86.84656. It is part of America and the northern hemisphere.

Decimal coordinates

Simple standard

21.17429, -86.84656

DD Coodinates

Decimal Degrees

21.1743° N 86.8466° W

DMS Coordinates

Degrees, Minutes and Seconds

21°10'27.4'' N 86°50.794' W

The geographic coordinate system enables any place in the world to be located using its latitude and longitude. The latitude is the position relative to the equator, specifying the north-south position. The longitude specifies the east-west position measured from a reference meridian (usually the Greenwich Prime Meridian). The latitude and longitude of Cancún have been calculated based on the geodetic datum WGS84.

Map of Cancún with coordinates

Latitude and longitude of Mexico

There are many systems and formats to represent geographic coordinates. The following table matches the equivalence between the most common formats:

System Latitude Longitude
Simple decimal standard 21.17429 -86.84656
Decimal Degrees (DD) 21.1743° N 86.8466° W
Degrees and Decimal Minutes (DDM) 21°10.457' N 86°50.794' W
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds (DMS) 21°10'27.4'' N 86°50'47.6'' W

Cities at the same latitude as Cancún

City Coordinates
Hanoi, Vietnam 21.0245, 105.84117
León de los Aldama, Mexico 21.12908, -101.67374
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 21.49012, 39.18624
Surat, India 21.19594, 72.83023
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands 21.46122, -71.14188

Cities at the same longitude as Cancún

City Coordinates
Managua, Nicaragua 12.13282, -86.2504
Indianapolis, United States 39.76838, -86.15804
Nashville, United States 36.16589, -86.78444
Washington, United States 45.3947, -86.93151
La Ceiba, Honduras 15.75971, -86.78221