15th parallel south

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15th parallel south

The 15th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 15 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
15°0′S 0°0′E / 15.000°S 0.000°E / -15.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
15°0′S 12°9′E / 15.000°S 12.150°E / -15.000; 12.150 (Angola)  Angola
15°0′S 22°0′E / 15.000°S 22.000°E / -15.000; 22.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
15°0′S 30°13′E / 15.000°S 30.217°E / -15.000; 30.217 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
15°0′S 34°37′E / 15.000°S 34.617°E / -15.000; 34.617 (Malawi)  Malawi
15°0′S 35°52′E / 15.000°S 35.867°E / -15.000; 35.867 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
15°0′S 40°39′E / 15.000°S 40.650°E / -15.000; 40.650 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel - passing just north of the Island of Mozambique
15°0′S 47°13′E / 15.000°S 47.217°E / -15.000; 47.217 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
15°0′S 50°20′E / 15.000°S 50.333°E / -15.000; 50.333 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
15°0′S 124°54′E / 15.000°S 124.900°E / -15.000; 124.900 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia - Passing through the Coronation Islands, Prince Frederick Harbour and Cambridge Gulf
Northern Territory
15°0′S 135°31′E / 15.000°S 135.517°E / -15.000; 135.517 (Gulf of Carpenteria) Gulf of Carpentaria
15°0′S 141°40′E / 15.000°S 141.667°E / -15.000; 141.667 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
15°0′S 145°20′E / 15.000°S 145.333°E / -15.000; 145.333 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
15°0′S 166°35′E / 15.000°S 166.583°E / -15.000; 166.583 (Vanuatu)  Vanuatu Island of Espiritu Santo - passing through Big Bay
15°0′S 167°3′E / 15.000°S 167.050°E / -15.000; 167.050 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
15°0′S 168°6′E / 15.000°S 168.100°E / -15.000; 168.100 (Vanuatu)  Vanuatu Island of Maewo
15°0′S 168°8′E / 15.000°S 168.133°E / -15.000; 168.133 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Mataiva atoll,  French Polynesia
15°0′S 148°17′W / 15.000°S 148.283°W / -15.000; -148.283 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Passing through Tikehau and Rangiroa atolls
15°0′S 147°35′W / 15.000°S 147.583°W / -15.000; -147.583 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Arutua atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of the island of Tikei,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Puka-Puka atoll,  French Polynesia
15°0′S 75°28′W / 15.000°S 75.467°W / -15.000; -75.467 (Peru)  Peru
15°0′S 69°21′W / 15.000°S 69.350°W / -15.000; -69.350 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
15°0′S 60°24′W / 15.000°S 60.400°W / -15.000; -60.400 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso
Goiás - for about 12 km
Mato Grosso - for about 8 km
Goiás
Minas Gerais
Bahia
Minas Gerais
Bahia
15°0′S 39°0′W / 15.000°S 39.000°W / -15.000; -39.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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