44th parallel south

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44th parallel south

The 44th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 44 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 29 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 53 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 44° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
44°0′S 0°0′E / 44.000°S 0.000°E / -44.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
44°0′S 20°0′E / 44.000°S 20.000°E / -44.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
44°0′S 147°0′E / 44.000°S 147.000°E / -44.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
44°0′S 168°30′E / 44.000°S 168.500°E / -44.000; 168.500 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island, passing just south of the town of Ashburton
44°0′S 171°56′E / 44.000°S 171.933°E / -44.000; 171.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
44°0′S 176°39′W / 44.000°S 176.650°W / -44.000; -176.650 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Chatham Island
44°0′S 176°24′W / 44.000°S 176.400°W / -44.000; -176.400 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
44°0′S 74°15′W / 44.000°S 74.250°W / -44.000; -74.250 (Chile)  Chile Guaitecas Archipelago
44°0′S 73°36′W / 44.000°S 73.600°W / -44.000; -73.600 (Gulf of Corcovado) Gulf of Corcovado
44°0′S 73°16′W / 44.000°S 73.267°W / -44.000; -73.267 (Chile)  Chile
44°0′S 71°44′W / 44.000°S 71.733°W / -44.000; -71.733 (Argentina)  Argentina
44°0′S 65°15′W / 44.000°S 65.250°W / -44.000; -65.250 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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