78th parallel south

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78th parallel south

The 78th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 78 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 78° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
78°0′S 0°0′E / 78.000°S 0.000°E / -78.000; 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
78°0′S 177°42′E / 78.000°S 177.700°E / -78.000; 177.700 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Ross Sea
78°0′S 160°26′W / 78.000°S 160.433°W / -78.000; -160.433 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand
Unclaimed territory
Antártica Chilena, claimed by  Chile
Territory claimed by  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
Territory claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
Territory claimed by  Argentina and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
78°0′S 45°44′W / 78.000°S 45.733°W / -78.000; -45.733 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea
78°0′S 42°7′W / 78.000°S 42.117°W / -78.000; -42.117 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Argentina and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
British Antarctic Territory, claimed by  United Kingdom
Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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