39th parallel south

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39th parallel south

The 39th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 39 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Daylight along the 39th parallel south falls under 10 hours a day starting on 17 May and returns to over ten hours a day beginning 29 July. Crops and other plant growth is considerably slowed during this period of reduced sunlight.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 39° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
39°0′S 0°0′E / 39.000°S 0.000°E / -39.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
39°0′S 20°0′E / 39.000°S 20.000°E / -39.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of Île Saint-Paul,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
39°0′S 143°30′E / 39.000°S 143.500°E / -39.000; 143.500 (Bass Strait) Bass Strait
39°0′S 146°15′E / 39.000°S 146.250°E / -39.000; 146.250 (Australia)  Australia Victoria - Wilsons Promontory
39°0′S 146°27′E / 39.000°S 146.450°E / -39.000; 146.450 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
39°0′S 174°10′E / 39.000°S 174.167°E / -39.000; 174.167 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island, passing through the town of Waitara
39°0′S 177°53′E / 39.000°S 177.883°E / -39.000; 177.883 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
39°0′S 73°19′W / 39.000°S 73.317°W / -39.000; -73.317 (Chile)  Chile Araucanía Region
39°0′S 71°28′W / 39.000°S 71.467°W / -39.000; -71.467 (Argentina)  Argentina Neuquén Province
Río Negro Province – passing through General Roca (at 39°0′S 67°35′W / 39.000°S 67.583°W / -39.000; -67.583 (General Roca))
La Pampa Province
Buenos Aires Province – passing through Bahía Blanca (at 39°0′S 62°09′W / 39.000°S 62.150°W / -39.000; -62.150 (Cape Town))
39°0′S 62°0′W / 39.000°S 62.000°W / -39.000; -62.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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