3rd parallel south

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3rd parallel south

The 3rd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 3 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 3° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
3°0′S 0°0′E / 3.000°S 0.000°E / -3.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
3°0′S 10°18′E / 3.000°S 10.300°E / -3.000; 10.300 (Gabon)  Gabon
3°0′S 12°3′E / 3.000°S 12.050°E / -3.000; 12.050 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
3°0′S 16°11′E / 3.000°S 16.183°E / -3.000; 16.183 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
3°0′S 29°9′E / 3.000°S 29.150°E / -3.000; 29.150 (Burundi)  Burundi
3°0′S 30°50′E / 3.000°S 30.833°E / -3.000; 30.833 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
3°0′S 37°35′E / 3.000°S 37.583°E / -3.000; 37.583 (Kenya)  Kenya
3°0′S 40°13′E / 3.000°S 40.217°E / -3.000; 40.217 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
3°0′S 100°11′E / 3.000°S 100.183°E / -3.000; 100.183 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of South Pagai
3°0′S 100°26′E / 3.000°S 100.433°E / -3.000; 100.433 (Mentawai Strait) Mentawai Strait
3°0′S 101°27′E / 3.000°S 101.450°E / -3.000; 101.450 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
3°0′S 106°3′E / 3.000°S 106.050°E / -3.000; 106.050 (Bangka Strait) Bangka Strait
3°0′S 106°26′E / 3.000°S 106.433°E / -3.000; 106.433 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Bangka and Lepar
3°0′S 106°53′E / 3.000°S 106.883°E / -3.000; 106.883 (Java Sea) Java Sea
3°0′S 107°33′E / 3.000°S 107.550°E / -3.000; 107.550 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Belitung
3°0′S 108°12′E / 3.000°S 108.200°E / -3.000; 108.200 (Java Sea) Java Sea
3°0′S 110°37′E / 3.000°S 110.617°E / -3.000; 110.617 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Borneo
3°0′S 111°9′E / 3.000°S 111.150°E / -3.000; 111.150 (Java Sea) Java Sea
3°0′S 111°48′E / 3.000°S 111.800°E / -3.000; 111.800 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Borneo
3°0′S 116°17′E / 3.000°S 116.283°E / -3.000; 116.283 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
3°0′S 118°50′E / 3.000°S 118.833°E / -3.000; 118.833 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (South Peninsula)
3°0′S 120°12′E / 3.000°S 120.200°E / -3.000; 120.200 (Gulf of Boni) Gulf of Boni
3°0′S 121°5′E / 3.000°S 121.083°E / -3.000; 121.083 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (South-east Peninsula)
3°0′S 122°15′E / 3.000°S 122.250°E / -3.000; 122.250 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just north of the island of Buru,  Indonesia
3°0′S 127°51′E / 3.000°S 127.850°E / -3.000; 127.850 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Boano and Seram
3°0′S 130°23′E / 3.000°S 130.383°E / -3.000; 130.383 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
3°0′S 132°24′E / 3.000°S 132.400°E / -3.000; 132.400 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
3°0′S 134°51′E / 3.000°S 134.850°E / -3.000; 134.850 (Cenderawasih Bay) Cenderawasih Bay
3°0′S 135°51′E / 3.000°S 135.850°E / -3.000; 135.850 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
3°0′S 141°0′E / 3.000°S 141.000°E / -3.000; 141.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
3°0′S 142°2′E / 3.000°S 142.033°E / -3.000; 142.033 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea, passing just south of the Purdy Islands,  Papua New Guinea
Passing just south of the island of Dyaul,  Papua New Guinea
3°0′S 151°18′E / 3.000°S 151.300°E / -3.000; 151.300 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Ireland
3°0′S 151°34′E / 3.000°S 151.567°E / -3.000; 151.567 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
3°0′S 152°2′E / 3.000°S 152.033°E / -3.000; 152.033 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of Tabar
3°0′S 152°3′E / 3.000°S 152.050°E / -3.000; 152.050 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing through the Lihir Group,  Papua New Guinea
Passing just north of the Nuguria islands,  Papua New Guinea
Passing just south of Kanton Island,  Kiribati
Passing just north of Enderbury Island,  Kiribati
3°0′S 80°22′W / 3.000°S 80.367°W / -3.000; -80.367 (Ecuador)  Ecuador Puná Island
3°0′S 80°7′W / 3.000°S 80.117°W / -3.000; -80.117 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Jambelí Channel
3°0′S 79°50′W / 3.000°S 79.833°W / -3.000; -79.833 (Ecuador)  Ecuador
3°0′S 77°49′W / 3.000°S 77.817°W / -3.000; -77.817 (Peru)  Peru
3°0′S 70°11′W / 3.000°S 70.183°W / -3.000; -70.183 (Colombia)  Colombia
3°0′S 69°42′W / 3.000°S 69.700°W / -3.000; -69.700 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Pará
Maranhão
Piauí
Ceará
3°0′S 39°42′W / 3.000°S 39.700°W / -3.000; -39.700 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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