21st parallel south

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21st parallel south

The 21st parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 21 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 21° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
21°00′S 00°00′E / 21.000°S 0.000°E / -21.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
21°00′S 13°31′E / 21.000°S 13.517°E / -21.000; 13.517 (Namibia)  Namibia
21°00′S 21°00′E / 21.000°S 21.000°E / -21.000; 21.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
21°00′S 27°42′E / 21.000°S 27.700°E / -21.000; 27.700 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
21°00′S 32°28′E / 21.000°S 32.467°E / -21.000; 32.467 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
21°00′S 35°06′E / 21.000°S 35.100°E / -21.000; 35.100 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
21°00′S 43°52′E / 21.000°S 43.867°E / -21.000; 43.867 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
21°00′S 48°27′E / 21.000°S 48.450°E / -21.000; 48.450 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
21°00′S 55°15′E / 21.000°S 55.250°E / -21.000; 55.250 (France)  France Island of Réunion
21°00′S 55°43′E / 21.000°S 55.717°E / -21.000; 55.717 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of Barrow Island, Western Australia,  Australia
21°00′S 116°08′E / 21.000°S 116.133°E / -21.000; 116.133 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
21°00′S 149°06′E / 21.000°S 149.100°E / -21.000; 149.100 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing through  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
21°00′S 164°41′E / 21.000°S 164.683°E / -21.000; 164.683 (New Caledonia)  New Caledonia
21°00′S 165°24′E / 21.000°S 165.400°E / -21.000; 165.400 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
21°00′S 167°04′E / 21.000°S 167.067°E / -21.000; 167.067 (New Caledonia)  New Caledonia Lifou Island
21°00′S 167°22′E / 21.000°S 167.367°E / -21.000; 167.367 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Tongatapu island,  Tonga
Passing just north of Rarotonga island,  Cook Islands
Passing just south of Anuanuraro atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just north of Anuanurunga atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just north of Nukutepipi atoll,  French Polynesia
21°00′S 70°10′W / 21.000°S 70.167°W / -21.000; -70.167 (Chile)  Chile
21°00′S 68°22′W / 21.000°S 68.367°W / -21.000; -68.367 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
21°00′S 62°15′W / 21.000°S 62.250°W / -21.000; -62.250 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
21°00′S 57°50′W / 21.000°S 57.833°W / -21.000; -57.833 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
São Paulo State
Minas Gerais
Rio de Janeiro State
Espírito Santo
21°00′S 40°48′W / 21.000°S 40.800°W / -21.000; -40.800 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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