6th parallel south

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6th parallel south

The 6th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 6 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 6° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
6°0′S 0°0′E / 6.000°S 0.000°E / -6.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
6°0′S 12°24′E / 6.000°S 12.400°E / -6.000; 12.400 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
6°0′S 12°43′E / 6.000°S 12.717°E / -6.000; 12.717 (Angola)  Angola
6°0′S 16°36′E / 6.000°S 16.600°E / -6.000; 16.600 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
6°0′S 29°11′E / 6.000°S 29.183°E / -6.000; 29.183 (Lake Tanganyika) Lake Tanganyika
6°0′S 29°46′E / 6.000°S 29.767°E / -6.000; 29.767 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
6°0′S 38°47′E / 6.000°S 38.783°E / -6.000; 38.783 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Zanzibar Channel
6°0′S 39°11′E / 6.000°S 39.183°E / -6.000; 39.183 (Tanzania)  Tanzania Island of Zanzibar
6°0′S 39°23′E / 6.000°S 39.383°E / -6.000; 39.383 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing through the Amirante Islands,  Seychelles
Passing just south of Île Platte,  Seychelles
Passing just north of the Eagle Islands and Three Brothers,  British Indian Ocean Territory
Passing just south of the island of Sumatra,  Indonesia
6°0′S 105°58′E / 6.000°S 105.967°E / -6.000; 105.967 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Java
6°0′S 106°21′E / 6.000°S 106.350°E / -6.000; 106.350 (Java Sea) Java Sea
6°0′S 107°0′E / 6.000°S 107.000°E / -6.000; 107.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Java
6°0′S 107°22′E / 6.000°S 107.367°E / -6.000; 107.367 (Java Sea) Java Sea Passing just south of the island of Karimun Jawa,  Indonesia
Passing just south of the island of Bawean,  Indonesia
6°0′S 120°27′E / 6.000°S 120.450°E / -6.000; 120.450 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Selayar
6°0′S 120°33′E / 6.000°S 120.550°E / -6.000; 120.550 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
6°0′S 124°3′E / 6.000°S 124.050°E / -6.000; 124.050 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Binongko
6°0′S 124°4′E / 6.000°S 124.067°E / -6.000; 124.067 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
6°0′S 132°27′E / 6.000°S 132.450°E / -6.000; 132.450 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Tanimbar Kei
6°0′S 132°28′E / 6.000°S 132.467°E / -6.000; 132.467 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea Passing just south of the islands of Kai Kecil and Kai Besar,  Indonesia
Passing just north of the island of Maikoor,  Indonesia
6°0′S 134°18′E / 6.000°S 134.300°E / -6.000; 134.300 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Tanahbesar and Kobroor
6°0′S 134°42′E / 6.000°S 134.700°E / -6.000; 134.700 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
6°0′S 138°19′E / 6.000°S 138.317°E / -6.000; 138.317 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
6°0′S 141°0′E / 6.000°S 141.000°E / -6.000; 141.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
6°0′S 147°30′E / 6.000°S 147.500°E / -6.000; 147.500 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
6°0′S 148°54′E / 6.000°S 148.900°E / -6.000; 148.900 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Britain
6°0′S 151°3′E / 6.000°S 151.050°E / -6.000; 151.050 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
6°0′S 154°48′E / 6.000°S 154.800°E / -6.000; 154.800 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Bougainville Island
6°0′S 155°24′E / 6.000°S 155.400°E / -6.000; 155.400 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between Roncador Reef and Ontong Java Atoll,  Solomon Islands
Passing between Nanumea atoll and Nanumanga island,  Tuvalu
Passing just north of Niutao island,  Tuvalu
Passing just south of Starbuck Island,  Kiribati
6°0′S 81°8′W / 6.000°S 81.133°W / -6.000; -81.133 (Peru)  Peru
6°0′S 73°8′W / 6.000°S 73.133°W / -6.000; -73.133 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Pará
Tocantins
Maranhão
Piauí
Ceará
Rio Grande do Norte
6°0′S 35°7′W / 6.000°S 35.117°W / -6.000; -35.117 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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