22nd parallel south

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22nd parallel south
The 22nd meridian south forms part of Botswana's border with Namibia.
The 22nd meridian south forms part of Bolivia's border with Argentina.

The 22nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 22 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

A section of the border between Namibia and Botswana, and two sections of the border between Bolivia and Argentina are defined by the parallel.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 22° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
22°00′S 00°00′E / 22.000°S 0.000°E / -22.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
22°00′S 14°10′E / 22.000°S 14.167°E / -22.000; 14.167 (Namibia)  Namibia
22°00′S 20°00′E / 22.000°S 20.000°E / -22.000; 20.000 (Namibia / Botswana border)  Namibia /  Botswana border
22°00′S 21°00′E / 22.000°S 21.000°E / -22.000; 21.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
22°00′S 29°02′E / 22.000°S 29.033°E / -22.000; 29.033 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
22°00′S 31°44′E / 22.000°S 31.733°E / -22.000; 31.733 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
22°00′S 35°19′E / 22.000°S 35.317°E / -22.000; 35.317 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
22°00′S 43°16′E / 22.000°S 43.267°E / -22.000; 43.267 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
22°00′S 48°05′E / 22.000°S 48.083°E / -22.000; 48.083 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
22°00′S 113°56′E / 22.000°S 113.933°E / -22.000; 113.933 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia - North West Cape peninsula
22°00′S 114°08′E / 22.000°S 114.133°E / -22.000; 114.133 (Exmouth Gulf) Exmouth Gulf
22°00′S 114°30′E / 22.000°S 114.500°E / -22.000; 114.500 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
22°00′S 149°29′E / 22.000°S 149.483°E / -22.000; 149.483 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing through  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
22°00′S 166°01′E / 22.000°S 166.017°E / -22.000; 166.017 (New Caledonia)  New Caledonia
22°00′S 166°45′E / 22.000°S 166.750°E / -22.000; 166.750 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Mangaia,  Cook Islands
Passing just south of Îles Maria,  French Polynesia
Passing between the atolls of Moruroa and Fangataufa,  French Polynesia
22°00′S 136°12′W / 22.000°S 136.200°W / -22.000; -136.200 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Atoll of Maria Est
22°00′S 136°10′W / 22.000°S 136.167°W / -22.000; -136.167 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
22°00′S 70°11′W / 22.000°S 70.183°W / -22.000; -70.183 (Chile)  Chile
22°00′S 68°03′W / 22.000°S 68.050°W / -22.000; -68.050 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
22°00′S 66°17′W / 22.000°S 66.283°W / -22.000; -66.283 (Argentina)  Argentina
22°00′S 65°52′W / 22.000°S 65.867°W / -22.000; -65.867 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
22°00′S 63°56′W / 22.000°S 63.933°W / -22.000; -63.933 (Bolivia / Argentina border)  Bolivia /  Argentina border
22°00′S 63°43′W / 22.000°S 63.717°W / -22.000; -63.717 (Bolivia)  Bolivia For about 4 km - the border diverts south of the parallel around the town of Yacuíba
22°00′S 63°40′W / 22.000°S 63.667°W / -22.000; -63.667 (Bolivia / Argentina border)  Bolivia /  Argentina border
22°00′S 62°48′W / 22.000°S 62.800°W / -22.000; -62.800 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
22°00′S 62°34′W / 22.000°S 62.567°W / -22.000; -62.567 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
22°00′S 57°58′W / 22.000°S 57.967°W / -22.000; -57.967 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
São Paulo
Minas Gerais
Rio de Janeiro
22°00′S 40°59′W / 22.000°S 40.983°W / -22.000; -40.983 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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