40th parallel south

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40th parallel south
"40 degrees south" redirects here. For the magazine, see Tasmania 40° South.

The 40th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 40 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

On 21 June, the sun is at 26.17° in the sky and at 73.83° on 21 December.[citation needed]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 40° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
40°0′S 0°0′E / 40.000°S 0.000°E / -40.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
40°0′S 20°0′E / 40.000°S 20.000°E / -40.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
40°0′S 143°53′E / 40.000°S 143.883°E / -40.000; 143.883 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania - King Island
40°0′S 144°7′E / 40.000°S 144.117°E / -40.000; 144.117 (Bass Strait) Bass Strait
40°0′S 147°53′E / 40.000°S 147.883°E / -40.000; 147.883 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania - Flinders Island
40°0′S 148°17′E / 40.000°S 148.283°E / -40.000; 148.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
40°0′S 175°3′E / 40.000°S 175.050°E / -40.000; 175.050 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island
40°0′S 176°54′E / 40.000°S 176.900°E / -40.000; 176.900 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
40°0′S 73°42′W / 40.000°S 73.700°W / -40.000; -73.700 (Chile)  Chile Los Ríos Region – passing through Punta Galera (at 40°0′S 73°42′W / 40.000°S 73.700°W / -40.000; -73.700 (Punta Galera))
40°0′S 71°40′W / 40.000°S 71.667°W / -40.000; -71.667 (Argentina)  Argentina Neuquén Province
Río Negro Province
Buenos Aires Province
40°0′S 62°20′W / 40.000°S 62.333°W / -40.000; -62.333 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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