55th parallel south

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55th parallel south

The 55th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 55 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 17 hours, 22 minutes during the December solstice and 7 hours, 10 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 55° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
55°0′S 0°0′E / 55.000°S 0.000°E / -55.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
55°0′S 20°0′E / 55.000°S 20.000°E / -55.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
55°0′S 147°0′E / 55.000°S 147.000°E / -55.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Macquarie Island,  Australia
55°0′S 71°14′W / 55.000°S 71.233°W / -55.000; -71.233 (Chile)  Chile Islands of Gilbert, Londonderry, London, Thompson, Gordon, Hoste, Navarino and Picton
55°0′S 67°0′W / 55.000°S 67.000°W / -55.000; -67.000 (Beagle Channel) Beagle Channel
55°0′S 66°42′W / 55.000°S 66.700°W / -55.000; -66.700 (Argentina)  Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
55°0′S 66°23′W / 55.000°S 66.383°W / -55.000; -66.383 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Isla de los Estados,  Argentina
Passing just south of the island of South Georgia,  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (claimed by  Argentina)

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