72nd parallel south

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72nd parallel south

The 72nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 72 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 72° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
72°0′S 0°0′E / 72.000°S 0.000°E / -72.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) 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
72°0′S 170°38′E / 72.000°S 170.633°E / -72.000; 170.633 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°0′S 102°15′W / 72.000°S 102.250°W / -72.000; -102.250 (Antarctica) Antarctica Thurston Island - unclaimed territory
72°0′S 95°36′W / 72.000°S 95.600°W / -72.000; -95.600 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Bellingshausen Sea
72°0′S 74°21′W / 72.000°S 74.350°W / -72.000; -74.350 (Antarctica) Antarctica Alexander Island and Antarctic Peninsula - claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
72°0′S 60°5′W / 72.000°S 60.083°W / -72.000; -60.083 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
72°0′S 14°33′W / 72.000°S 14.550°W / -72.000; -14.550 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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