2nd parallel south

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2nd parallel south

The 2nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 2 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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Starting at the prime meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 2° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
2°0′S 0°0′E / 2.000°S 0.000°E / -2.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
2°0′S 9°21′E / 2.000°S 9.350°E / -2.000; 9.350 (Gabon)  Gabon
2°0′S 12°28′E / 2.000°S 12.467°E / -2.000; 12.467 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
2°0′S 12°52′E / 2.000°S 12.867°E / -2.000; 12.867 (Gabon)  Gabon
2°0′S 14°15′E / 2.000°S 14.250°E / -2.000; 14.250 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
2°0′S 16°24′E / 2.000°S 16.400°E / -2.000; 16.400 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo The border with Rwanda is in Lake Kivu
2°0′S 29°9′E / 2.000°S 29.150°E / -2.000; 29.150 (Rwanda)  Rwanda Passing just south of Kigali
2°0′S 30°51′E / 2.000°S 30.850°E / -2.000; 30.850 (Tanzania)  Tanzania Passing through Lake Victoria, including Ukerewe Island
2°0′S 35°50′E / 2.000°S 35.833°E / -2.000; 35.833 (Kenya)  Kenya
2°0′S 41°17′E / 2.000°S 41.283°E / -2.000; 41.283 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
2°0′S 99°33′E / 2.000°S 99.550°E / -2.000; 99.550 (Indonesia)  Indonesia A small island just north of the island of Sipura
2°0′S 99°34′E / 2.000°S 99.567°E / -2.000; 99.567 (Mantawai Strait) Mentawai Strait
2°0′S 100°52′E / 2.000°S 100.867°E / -2.000; 100.867 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
2°0′S 104°47′E / 2.000°S 104.783°E / -2.000; 104.783 (Bangka Strait) Bangka Strait
2°0′S 105°7′E / 2.000°S 105.117°E / -2.000; 105.117 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Bangka
2°0′S 106°8′E / 2.000°S 106.133°E / -2.000; 106.133 (Karimata Strait) Karimata Strait
2°0′S 110°6′E / 2.000°S 110.100°E / -2.000; 110.100 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Borneo
2°0′S 116°27′E / 2.000°S 116.450°E / -2.000; 116.450 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
2°0′S 119°13′E / 2.000°S 119.217°E / -2.000; 119.217 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
2°0′S 121°27′E / 2.000°S 121.450°E / -2.000; 121.450 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
2°0′S 123°48′E / 2.000°S 123.800°E / -2.000; 123.800 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Salue Besar in the Banggai archipelago
2°0′S 123°51′E / 2.000°S 123.850°E / -2.000; 123.850 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
2°0′S 124°18′E / 2.000°S 124.300°E / -2.000; 124.300 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Seho and Taliabu
2°0′S 124°33′E / 2.000°S 124.550°E / -2.000; 124.550 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just south of the island of Mangole,  Indonesia
2°0′S 125°53′E / 2.000°S 125.883°E / -2.000; 125.883 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sanana
2°0′S 125°58′E / 2.000°S 125.967°E / -2.000; 125.967 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea Passing just south of the island of Gomumu,  Indonesia
2°0′S 129°54′E / 2.000°S 129.900°E / -2.000; 129.900 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Misool
2°0′S 130°23′E / 2.000°S 130.383°E / -2.000; 130.383 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
2°0′S 132°0′E / 2.000°S 132.000°E / -2.000; 132.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of New Guinea and Meos Waar
2°0′S 134°25′E / 2.000°S 134.417°E / -2.000; 134.417 (Cenderawasih Bay) Cenderawasih Bay Passing just south of the island of Yapen,  Indonesia
2°0′S 137°12′E / 2.000°S 137.200°E / -2.000; 137.200 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
2°0′S 139°3′E / 2.000°S 139.050°E / -2.000; 139.050 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of the Ninigo Islands,  Papua New Guinea
2°0′S 146°34′E / 2.000°S 146.567°E / -2.000; 146.567 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of Manus
2°0′S 147°11′E / 2.000°S 147.183°E / -2.000; 147.183 (Seeadler Harbour) Seeadler Harbour
2°0′S 147°23′E / 2.000°S 147.383°E / -2.000; 147.383 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Los Negros Island
2°0′S 147°24′E / 2.000°S 147.400°E / -2.000; 147.400 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Tong Island,  Papua New Guinea
Passing just south of Onotoa atoll,  Kiribati
2°0′S 80°45′W / 2.000°S 80.750°W / -2.000; -80.750 (Ecuador)  Ecuador
2°0′S 75°57′W / 2.000°S 75.950°W / -2.000; -75.950 (Peru)  Peru
2°0′S 73°6′W / 2.000°S 73.100°W / -2.000; -73.100 (Colombia)  Colombia
2°0′S 69°32′W / 2.000°S 69.533°W / -2.000; -69.533 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Pará
Maranhão
2°0′S 44°29′W / 2.000°S 44.483°W / -2.000; -44.483 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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