70th parallel south

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70th parallel south

The 70th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 70 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane in the Antarctic. The parallel passes through the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 70° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
70°0′S 0°0′E / 70.000°S 0.000°E / -70.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway
70°0′S 3°16′E / 70.000°S 3.267°E / -70.000; 3.267 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean
70°0′S 6°22′E / 70.000°S 6.367°E / -70.000; 6.367 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway
70°0′S 21°9′E / 70.000°S 21.150°E / -70.000; 21.150 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Indian Ocean
70°0′S 26°32′E / 70.000°S 26.533°E / -70.000; 26.533 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway
Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia
Adélie Land, claimed by  France
Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia
Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand
70°0′S 160°34′E / 70.000°S 160.567°E / -70.000; 160.567 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Pacific Ocean
70°0′S 74°39′W / 70.000°S 74.650°W / -70.000; -74.650 (Antarctica) Antarctica Alexander Island and Antarctic Peninsula - claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
70°0′S 60°33′W / 70.000°S 60.550°W / -70.000; -60.550 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea, south of the Atlantic Ocean
70°0′S 1°57′W / 70.000°S 1.950°W / -70.000; -1.950 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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