61st parallel south

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61st parallel south

The 61st parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 61 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but the Southern Ocean.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 61° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
61°0′S 0°0′E / 61.000°S 0.000°E / -61.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean
South of the Indian Ocean
South of the Pacific Ocean
South of the Atlantic Ocean
– passing just north of Elephant Island, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
– passing just north of Clarence Island, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
– passing just south of the South Orkney Islands, claimed by  Argentina and  United Kingdom

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