4th parallel south

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4th parallel south

The 4th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 4 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 4° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
4°0′S 0°0′E / 4.000°S 0.000°E / -4.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
4°0′S 11°13′E / 4.000°S 11.217°E / -4.000; 11.217 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
4°0′S 15°42′E / 4.000°S 15.700°E / -4.000; 15.700 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
4°0′S 29°6′E / 4.000°S 29.100°E / -4.000; 29.100 (Lake Tanganyika) Lake Tanganyika
4°0′S 29°26′E / 4.000°S 29.433°E / -4.000; 29.433 (Burundi)  Burundi
4°0′S 30°13′E / 4.000°S 30.217°E / -4.000; 30.217 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
4°0′S 38°15′E / 4.000°S 38.250°E / -4.000; 38.250 (Kenya)  Kenya
4°0′S 39°44′E / 4.000°S 39.733°E / -4.000; 39.733 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing between Denis Island and Aride Island,  Seychelles
4°0′S 102°19′E / 4.000°S 102.317°E / -4.000; 102.317 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
4°0′S 105°52′E / 4.000°S 105.867°E / -4.000; 105.867 (Java Sea) Java Sea
4°0′S 114°37′E / 4.000°S 114.617°E / -4.000; 114.617 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Borneo
4°0′S 115°2′E / 4.000°S 115.033°E / -4.000; 115.033 (Java Sea) Java Sea
4°0′S 116°2′E / 4.000°S 116.033°E / -4.000; 116.033 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Laut
4°0′S 116°10′E / 4.000°S 116.167°E / -4.000; 116.167 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
4°0′S 119°34′E / 4.000°S 119.567°E / -4.000; 119.567 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (South Peninsula)
4°0′S 120°20′E / 4.000°S 120.333°E / -4.000; 120.333 (Gulf of Boni) Gulf of Boni
4°0′S 121°25′E / 4.000°S 121.417°E / -4.000; 121.417 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (South-east Peninsula)
4°0′S 122°38′E / 4.000°S 122.633°E / -4.000; 122.633 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
4°0′S 123°0′E / 4.000°S 123.000°E / -4.000; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Wowoni
4°0′S 123°3′E / 4.000°S 123.050°E / -4.000; 123.050 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just south of the island of Buru,  Indonesia
Passing just south of the island of Ambon,  Indonesia
Passing just south of the island of Seram,  Indonesia
4°0′S 131°12′E / 4.000°S 131.200°E / -4.000; 131.200 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Seram Laut
4°0′S 131°26′E / 4.000°S 131.433°E / -4.000; 131.433 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
4°0′S 132°51′E / 4.000°S 132.850°E / -4.000; 132.850 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
4°0′S 133°19′E / 4.000°S 133.317°E / -4.000; 133.317 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
4°0′S 134°11′E / 4.000°S 134.183°E / -4.000; 134.183 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Aiduma and New Guinea
4°0′S 141°0′E / 4.000°S 141.000°E / -4.000; 141.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
4°0′S 144°34′E / 4.000°S 144.567°E / -4.000; 144.567 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea, passing just north of Manam island,  Papua New Guinea
4°0′S 152°35′E / 4.000°S 152.583°E / -4.000; 152.583 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Ireland
4°0′S 152°56′E / 4.000°S 152.933°E / -4.000; 152.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
4°0′S 153°42′E / 4.000°S 153.700°E / -4.000; 153.700 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of Babase
4°0′S 153°43′E / 4.000°S 153.717°E / -4.000; 153.717 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of McKean Island,  Kiribati
Passing just south of Birnie Island,  Kiribati
Passing just north of Manra Island,  Kiribati
Passing just south of Rawaki Island,  Kiribati
4°0′S 154°58′W / 4.000°S 154.967°W / -4.000; -154.967 (Kiribati)  Kiribati Malden Island
4°0′S 154°54′W / 4.000°S 154.900°W / -4.000; -154.900 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
4°0′S 80°59′W / 4.000°S 80.983°W / -4.000; -80.983 (Peru)  Peru
4°0′S 80°26′W / 4.000°S 80.433°W / -4.000; -80.433 (Ecuador)  Ecuador For about 13 km
4°0′S 80°19′W / 4.000°S 80.317°W / -4.000; -80.317 (Peru)  Peru For about 7 km
4°0′S 80°15′W / 4.000°S 80.250°W / -4.000; -80.250 (Ecuador)  Ecuador
4°0′S 78°31′W / 4.000°S 78.517°W / -4.000; -78.517 (Peru)  Peru
4°0′S 70°10′W / 4.000°S 70.167°W / -4.000; -70.167 (Colombia)  Colombia
4°0′S 69°53′W / 4.000°S 69.883°W / -4.000; -69.883 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Pará
Maranhão
Piauí
Ceará
4°0′S 38°14′W / 4.000°S 38.233°W / -4.000; -38.233 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Rocas Atoll,  Brazil
Passing just south of Fernando de Noronha island,  Brazil

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