24th parallel south

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24th parallel south

The 24th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 24 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane, about 60 km south 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 24° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
24°0′S 0°0′E / 24.000°S 0.000°E / -24.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
24°0′S 14°27′E / 24.000°S 14.450°E / -24.000; 14.450 (Namibia)  Namibia
24°0′S 20°0′E / 24.000°S 20.000°E / -24.000; 20.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
24°0′S 26°55′E / 24.000°S 26.917°E / -24.000; 26.917 (South Africa)  South Africa Limpopo
Mpumalanga - for about 13 km
24°0′S 31°53′E / 24.000°S 31.883°E / -24.000; 31.883 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
24°0′S 35°31′E / 24.000°S 35.517°E / -24.000; 35.517 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
24°0′S 43°39′E / 24.000°S 43.650°E / -24.000; 43.650 (Madagascar)  Madagascar
24°0′S 47°30′E / 24.000°S 47.500°E / -24.000; 47.500 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
24°0′S 113°27′E / 24.000°S 113.450°E / -24.000; 113.450 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
24°0′S 151°41′E / 24.000°S 151.683°E / -24.000; 151.683 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
24°0′S 166°7′E / 24.000°S 166.117°E / -24.000; 166.117 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Raivavae island,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Oeno Island,  Pitcairn Islands
24°0′S 70°31′W / 24.000°S 70.517°W / -24.000; -70.517 (Chile)  Chile
24°0′S 67°18′W / 24.000°S 67.300°W / -24.000; -67.300 (Argentina)  Argentina
24°0′S 60°23′W / 24.000°S 60.383°W / -24.000; -60.383 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
24°0′S 55°15′W / 24.000°S 55.250°W / -24.000; -55.250 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul - for about 4 km
24°0′S 55°12′W / 24.000°S 55.200°W / -24.000; -55.200 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
24°0′S 54°22′W / 24.000°S 54.367°W / -24.000; -54.367 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
Paraná
São Paulo
24°0′S 46°12′W / 24.000°S 46.200°W / -24.000; -46.200 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of São Sebastião Island,  Brazil

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