23rd parallel south

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23rd parallel south

The 23rd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 23 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane, about 50 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 23° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
23°0′S 0°0′E / 23.000°S 0.000°E / -23.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
23°0′S 14°24′E / 23.000°S 14.400°E / -23.000; 14.400 (Namibia)  Namibia
23°0′S 20°0′E / 23.000°S 20.000°E / -23.000; 20.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
23°0′S 27°57′E / 23.000°S 27.950°E / -23.000; 27.950 (South Africa)  South Africa Limpopo
23°0′S 31°30′E / 23.000°S 31.500°E / -23.000; 31.500 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
23°0′S 35°34′E / 23.000°S 35.567°E / -23.000; 35.567 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
23°0′S 43°29′E / 23.000°S 43.483°E / -23.000; 43.483 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
23°0′S 47°48′E / 23.000°S 47.800°E / -23.000; 47.800 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
23°0′S 113°50′E / 23.000°S 113.833°E / -23.000; 113.833 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
23°0′S 150°46′E / 23.000°S 150.767°E / -23.000; 150.767 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just north of Cato Reef in  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
23°0′S 167°17′E / 23.000°S 167.283°E / -23.000; 167.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean The parallel defines the southern maritime boundary of the  Cook Islands, from the 167th meridian west to the 156th meridian west
Passing just north of Morane atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just north of Mangareva island,  French Polynesia
23°0′S 70°20′W / 23.000°S 70.333°W / -23.000; -70.333 (Chile)  Chile
23°0′S 66°58′W / 23.000°S 66.967°W / -23.000; -66.967 (Argentina)  Argentina
23°0′S 62°0′W / 23.000°S 62.000°W / -23.000; -62.000 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
23°0′S 55°38′W / 23.000°S 55.633°W / -23.000; -55.633 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
Paraná
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro - passing just south of the city of Rio de Janeiro
23°0′S 43°14′W / 23.000°S 43.233°W / -23.000; -43.233 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of the coast of  Brazil
23°0′S 42°1′W / 23.000°S 42.017°W / -23.000; -42.017 (Brazil)  Brazil Rio de Janeiro - Ilha do Cabo Frio
23°0′S 41°58′W / 23.000°S 41.967°W / -23.000; -41.967 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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