53rd parallel south

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53rd parallel south

The 53rd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 53 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 53° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
53°0′S 0°0′E / 53.000°S 0.000°E / -53.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
53°0′S 20°0′E / 53.000°S 20.000°E / -53.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of the McDonald Islands,  Australia
53°0′S 73°15′E / 53.000°S 73.250°E / -53.000; 73.250 (Australia)  Australia Heard Island
53°0′S 73°25′E / 53.000°S 73.417°E / -53.000; 73.417 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
53°0′S 147°0′E / 53.000°S 147.000°E / -53.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
53°0′S 74°28′W / 53.000°S 74.467°W / -53.000; -74.467 (Chile)  Chile Desolación Island
53°0′S 73°57′W / 53.000°S 73.950°W / -53.000; -73.950 (Strait of Magellan) Strait of Magellan
53°0′S 73°25′W / 53.000°S 73.417°W / -53.000; -73.417 (Chile)  Chile Muñoz Gamero Peninsula and Riesco Island
53°0′S 71°52′W / 53.000°S 71.867°W / -53.000; -71.867 (Seno Otway) Seno Otway
53°0′S 71°15′W / 53.000°S 71.250°W / -53.000; -71.250 (Chile)  Chile Brunswick Peninsula
53°0′S 70°49′W / 53.000°S 70.817°W / -53.000; -70.817 (Strait of Magellan) Strait of Magellan
53°0′S 70°24′W / 53.000°S 70.400°W / -53.000; -70.400 (Chile)  Chile Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
53°0′S 68°36′W / 53.000°S 68.600°W / -53.000; -68.600 (Argentina)  Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
53°0′S 68°15′W / 53.000°S 68.250°W / -53.000; -68.250 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Beauchene Island,  Falkland Islands (claimed by  Argentina)

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