18th parallel south

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18th parallel south

The 18th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 18 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 18° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
18°0′S 0°0′E / 18.000°S 0.000°E / -18.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
18°0′S 11°49′E / 18.000°S 11.817°E / -18.000; 11.817 (Namibia)  Namibia
18°0′S 20°41′E / 18.000°S 20.683°E / -18.000; 20.683 (Angola)  Angola
18°0′S 20°53′E / 18.000°S 20.883°E / -18.000; 20.883 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip
18°0′S 21°22′E / 18.000°S 21.367°E / -18.000; 21.367 (Angola)  Angola
18°0′S 21°34′E / 18.000°S 21.567°E / -18.000; 21.567 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip
18°0′S 24°18′E / 18.000°S 24.300°E / -18.000; 24.300 (Botswana)  Botswana
18°0′S 24°28′E / 18.000°S 24.467°E / -18.000; 24.467 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip
18°0′S 24°37′E / 18.000°S 24.617°E / -18.000; 24.617 (Botswana)  Botswana
18°0′S 25°16′E / 18.000°S 25.267°E / -18.000; 25.267 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
18°0′S 25°57′E / 18.000°S 25.950°E / -18.000; 25.950 (Zambia)  Zambia For about 3 km
18°0′S 25°59′E / 18.000°S 25.983°E / -18.000; 25.983 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
18°0′S 26°34′E / 18.000°S 26.567°E / -18.000; 26.567 (Zambia)  Zambia
18°0′S 26°49′E / 18.000°S 26.817°E / -18.000; 26.817 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe Passing just south of Harare
18°0′S 32°57′E / 18.000°S 32.950°E / -18.000; 32.950 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
18°0′S 37°0′E / 18.000°S 37.000°E / -18.000; 37.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
18°0′S 44°1′E / 18.000°S 44.017°E / -18.000; 44.017 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
18°0′S 49°25′E / 18.000°S 49.417°E / -18.000; 49.417 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
18°0′S 122°11′E / 18.000°S 122.183°E / -18.000; 122.183 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
18°0′S 122°12′E / 18.000°S 122.200°E / -18.000; 122.200 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Roebuck Bay
18°0′S 122°22′E / 18.000°S 122.367°E / -18.000; 122.367 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
18°0′S 146°4′E / 18.000°S 146.067°E / -18.000; 146.067 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing through  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
Passing just south of Efate island,  Vanuatu
18°0′S 168°42′E / 18.000°S 168.700°E / -18.000; 168.700 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
18°0′S 177°16′E / 18.000°S 177.267°E / -18.000; 177.267 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Viti Levu
18°0′S 178°38′E / 18.000°S 178.633°E / -18.000; 178.633 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Koro Sea
18°0′S 179°14′E / 18.000°S 179.233°E / -18.000; 179.233 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Gau
18°0′S 179°21′E / 18.000°S 179.350°E / -18.000; 179.350 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Koro Sea
18°0′S 179°3′W / 18.000°S 179.050°W / -18.000; -179.050 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Nayau
18°0′S 179°2′W / 18.000°S 179.033°W / -18.000; -179.033 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Fonualei,  Tonga
Passing just north of Palmerston Island,  Cook Islands
Passing just south of the islands of Tahiti, Mehetia and Reitoru,  French Polynesia
18°0′S 142°18′W / 18.000°S 142.300°W / -18.000; -142.300 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Marokau atoll
18°0′S 142°11′W / 18.000°S 142.183°W / -18.000; -142.183 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the atolls of Hao and Amanu,  French Polynesia
18°0′S 70°53′W / 18.000°S 70.883°W / -18.000; -70.883 (Peru)  Peru
18°0′S 69°45′W / 18.000°S 69.750°W / -18.000; -69.750 (Chile)  Chile
18°0′S 69°9′W / 18.000°S 69.150°W / -18.000; -69.150 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
18°0′S 57°38′W / 18.000°S 57.633°W / -18.000; -57.633 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
Mato Grosso - for about 11 km
Mato Grosso do Sul - for about 9 km
Mato Grosso - for about 16 km
Mato Grosso do Sul - for about 22 km
Mato Grosso - for about 18 km
Goiás
Minas Gerais
Espírito Santo
Bahia
18°0′S 39°29′W / 18.000°S 39.483°W / -18.000; -39.483 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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