30th parallel south

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30th parallel south

The 30th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 30 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 5 minutes during the December solstice and 10 hours, 13 minutes during the June solstice. On December 21, the sun is at 83.83 degrees up in the sky and at 36.17 degrees on June 21.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 30° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
30°0′S 0°0′E / 30.000°S 0.000°E / -30.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
30°0′S 17°9′E / 30.000°S 17.150°E / -30.000; 17.150 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape
Free State
30°0′S 27°14′E / 30.000°S 27.233°E / -30.000; 27.233 (Lesotho)  Lesotho
30°0′S 29°1′E / 30.000°S 29.017°E / -30.000; 29.017 (South Africa)  South Africa KwaZulu-Natal - passing just south of Durban
30°0′S 30°57′E / 30.000°S 30.950°E / -30.000; 30.950 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
30°0′S 114°57′E / 30.000°S 114.950°E / -30.000; 114.950 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
30°0′S 153°13′E / 30.000°S 153.217°E / -30.000; 153.217 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between islands in the Kermadec chain,  New Zealand
30°0′S 71°24′W / 30.000°S 71.400°W / -30.000; -71.400 (Chile)  Chile Coquimbo Region
30°0′S 69°55′W / 30.000°S 69.917°W / -30.000; -69.917 (Argentina)  Argentina San Juan Province
La Rioja Province
Catamarca Province
Córdoba Province
Santiago del Estero Province
Santa Fe Province
Corrientes Province
30°0′S 57°20′W / 30.000°S 57.333°W / -30.000; -57.333 (Brazil)  Brazil Rio Grande do Sul - passing through Porto Alegre
30°0′S 50°7′W / 30.000°S 50.117°W / -30.000; -50.117 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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