68th parallel south

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68th parallel south

The 68th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 68 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Antarctic. It crosses the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 68° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
68°0′S 0°0′E / 68.000°S 0.000°E / -68.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Southern Ocean
68°0′S 44°3′E / 68.000°S 44.050°E / -68.000; 44.050 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway
Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia
68°0′S 69°51′E / 68.000°S 69.850°E / -68.000; 69.850 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°0′S 80°5′E / 68.000°S 80.083°E / -68.000; 80.083 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia
Adélie Land, claimed by  France
Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia
68°0′S 148°31′E / 68.000°S 148.517°E / -68.000; 148.517 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
68°0′S 67°13′W / 68.000°S 67.217°W / -68.000; -67.217 (Antarctica) Antarctica Antarctic Peninsula, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
68°0′S 60°6′W / 68.000°S 60.100°W / -68.000; -60.100 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea

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