37th parallel south

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37th parallel south

The 37th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 37 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

An exploration of the 37th parallel is the theme of Jules Verne's novel In Search of the Castaways. The phantom reef of Maria Theresa Reef is supposed to lie on the parallel in the Pacific Ocean.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 37° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
37°0′S 0°0′E / 37.000°S 0.000°E / -37.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
37°0′S 20°0′E / 37.000°S 20.000°E / -37.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
37°0′S 139°42′E / 37.000°S 139.700°E / -37.000; 139.700 (Australia)  Australia South Australia
Victoria
New South Wales
37°0′S 149°56′E / 37.000°S 149.933°E / -37.000; 149.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
37°0′S 174°28′E / 37.000°S 174.467°E / -37.000; 174.467 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island – passing just south of Auckland, though Auckland airport
37°0′S 175°16′E / 37.000°S 175.267°E / -37.000; 175.267 (Hauraki Gulf) Hauraki Gulf
37°0′S 175°30′E / 37.000°S 175.500°E / -37.000; 175.500 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Coromandel Peninsula, North Island
37°0′S 175°51′E / 37.000°S 175.850°E / -37.000; 175.850 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
37°0′S 73°33′W / 37.000°S 73.550°W / -37.000; -73.550 (Chile)  Chile Santa María Island
37°0′S 73°31′W / 37.000°S 73.517°W / -37.000; -73.517 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
37°0′S 73°11′W / 37.000°S 73.183°W / -37.000; -73.183 (Chile)  Chile
37°0′S 71°9′W / 37.000°S 71.150°W / -37.000; -71.150 (Argentina)  Argentina
37°0′S 56°45′W / 37.000°S 56.750°W / -37.000; -56.750 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of the island of Tristan da Cunha,  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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