7th parallel south

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7th parallel south

The 7th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 7 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.

Part of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola is defined by the parallel.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 7° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
7°0′S 0°0′E / 7.000°S 0.000°E / -7.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
7°0′S 12°50′E / 7.000°S 12.833°E / -7.000; 12.833 (Angola)  Angola
7°0′S 16°58′E / 7.000°S 16.967°E / -7.000; 16.967 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
7°0′S 19°32′E / 7.000°S 19.533°E / -7.000; 19.533 (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Angola border)  Democratic Republic of the Congo /  Angola border
7°0′S 20°18′E / 7.000°S 20.300°E / -7.000; 20.300 (Angola)  Angola
7°0′S 20°34′E / 7.000°S 20.567°E / -7.000; 20.567 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
7°0′S 29°44′E / 7.000°S 29.733°E / -7.000; 29.733 (Lake Tanganyika) Lake Tanganyika
7°0′S 30°34′E / 7.000°S 30.567°E / -7.000; 30.567 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
7°0′S 39°33′E / 7.000°S 39.550°E / -7.000; 39.550 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
7°0′S 52°44′E / 7.000°S 52.733°E / -7.000; 52.733 (Seychelles)  Seychelles Alphonse Atoll
7°0′S 52°46′E / 7.000°S 52.767°E / -7.000; 52.767 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of Coëtivy Island,  Seychelles
7°0′S 106°33′E / 7.000°S 106.550°E / -7.000; 106.550 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Java
7°0′S 112°35′E / 7.000°S 112.583°E / -7.000; 112.583 (Java Sea) Java Sea
7°0′S 112°46′E / 7.000°S 112.767°E / -7.000; 112.767 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Madura
7°0′S 114°4′E / 7.000°S 114.067°E / -7.000; 114.067 (Java Sea) Java Sea
7°0′S 115°16′E / 7.000°S 115.267°E / -7.000; 115.267 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Kangean and Paliat
7°0′S 115°40′E / 7.000°S 115.667°E / -7.000; 115.667 (Java Sea) Java Sea Passing just north of the island of Tanahjampea
7°0′S 120°37′E / 7.000°S 120.617°E / -7.000; 120.617 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just north of the island of Damar,  Indonesia
Passing between the islands of Itain and Maru,  Indonesia
7°0′S 131°58′E / 7.000°S 131.967°E / -7.000; 131.967 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Fordate
7°0′S 131°59′E / 7.000°S 131.983°E / -7.000; 131.983 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea Passing just south of the island of Trangan,  Indonesia
7°0′S 138°37′E / 7.000°S 138.617°E / -7.000; 138.617 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
7°0′S 141°1′E / 7.000°S 141.017°E / -7.000; 141.017 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
7°0′S 146°59′E / 7.000°S 146.983°E / -7.000; 146.983 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Solomon Sea
7°0′S 155°42′E / 7.000°S 155.700°E / -7.000; 155.700 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Shortland Island
7°0′S 155°46′E / 7.000°S 155.767°E / -7.000; 155.767 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Fauro Island,  Solomon Islands
7°0′S 156°43′E / 7.000°S 156.717°E / -7.000; 156.717 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Choiseul Island
7°0′S 157°6′E / 7.000°S 157.100°E / -7.000; 157.100 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the atolls of Nanumea and Nanumanga,  Tuvalu
Passing just north of Niutao island,  Tuvalu
Passing south of Starbuck Island,  Kiribati
7°0′S 79°47′W / 7.000°S 79.783°W / -7.000; -79.783 (Peru)  Peru
7°0′S 73°46′W / 7.000°S 73.767°W / -7.000; -73.767 (Brazil)  Brazil Amazonas
Pará
Tocantins
Maranhão
Piauí
Ceará
Paraíba
7°0′S 34°49′W / 7.000°S 34.817°W / -7.000; -34.817 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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