9th parallel south

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9th parallel south

The 9th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 9 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 9° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
9°0′S 0°0′E / 9.000°S 0.000°E / -9.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
9°0′S 13°1′E / 9.000°S 13.017°E / -9.000; 13.017 (Angola)  Angola
9°0′S 21°51′E / 9.000°S 21.850°E / -9.000; 21.850 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
9°0′S 28°27′E / 9.000°S 28.450°E / -9.000; 28.450 (Lake Mweru) Lake Mweru
9°0′S 29°1′E / 9.000°S 29.017°E / -9.000; 29.017 (Zambia)  Zambia
9°0′S 31°56′E / 9.000°S 31.933°E / -9.000; 31.933 (Tanzania)  Tanzania Mainland and island of Kilwa Kisiwani
9°0′S 39°32′E / 9.000°S 39.533°E / -9.000; 39.533 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of Providence Atoll,  Seychelles
Passing just south of the islands of Java, Bali, Nusa Penida and Lombok,  Indonesia
9°0′S 116°44′E / 9.000°S 116.733°E / -9.000; 116.733 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumbawa
9°0′S 117°32′E / 9.000°S 117.533°E / -9.000; 117.533 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Sumba Strait
Savu Sea - passing just south of the island of Flores,  Indonesia
9°0′S 124°48′E / 9.000°S 124.800°E / -9.000; 124.800 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Timor - for about 16 km
9°0′S 124°56′E / 9.000°S 124.933°E / -9.000; 124.933 (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste Island of Timor - for about 14 km
9°0′S 125°5′E / 9.000°S 125.083°E / -9.000; 125.083 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Timor - for about 6 km
9°0′S 125°8′E / 9.000°S 125.133°E / -9.000; 125.133 (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste Island of Timor
9°0′S 126°8′E / 9.000°S 126.133°E / -9.000; 126.133 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
9°0′S 130°59′E / 9.000°S 130.983°E / -9.000; 130.983 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
9°0′S 140°50′E / 9.000°S 140.833°E / -9.000; 140.833 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
9°0′S 141°1′E / 9.000°S 141.017°E / -9.000; 141.017 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Islands of New Guinea and Parama
9°0′S 143°27′E / 9.000°S 143.450°E / -9.000; 143.450 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Gulf of Papua
9°0′S 146°36′E / 9.000°S 146.600°E / -9.000; 146.600 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
9°0′S 148°31′E / 9.000°S 148.517°E / -9.000; 148.517 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Oro Bay
9°0′S 149°7′E / 9.000°S 149.117°E / -9.000; 149.117 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
9°0′S 149°8′E / 9.000°S 149.133°E / -9.000; 149.133 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing between the D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands,  Papua New Guinea
9°0′S 152°23′E / 9.000°S 152.383°E / -9.000; 152.383 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Islands of Nusam and Woodlark
9°0′S 152°39′E / 9.000°S 152.650°E / -9.000; 152.650 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing just south of the islands of Tetepare, Vangunu and Nggatokae,  Solomon Islands
9°0′S 159°2′E / 9.000°S 159.033°E / -9.000; 159.033 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Russell Islands
9°0′S 159°16′E / 9.000°S 159.267°E / -9.000; 159.267 (New Georgia Sound) New Georgia Sound Passing just north of Savo Island,  Solomon Islands
9°0′S 160°3′E / 9.000°S 160.050°E / -9.000; 160.050 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Florida Islands
9°0′S 160°13′E / 9.000°S 160.217°E / -9.000; 160.217 (Indispensable Strait) Indispensable Strait
9°0′S 160°46′E / 9.000°S 160.767°E / -9.000; 160.767 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of Malaita
9°0′S 161°8′E / 9.000°S 161.133°E / -9.000; 161.133 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the Funafuti and Nukulaelae atolls,  Tuvalu
Passing just north of Nukunonu atoll,  Tokelau
9°0′S 158°3′W / 9.000°S 158.050°W / -9.000; -158.050 (Cook Islands)  Cook Islands Penrhyn Island
9°0′S 157°56′W / 9.000°S 157.933°W / -9.000; -157.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Nuku Hiva and Ua Huka islands,  French Polynesia
9°0′S 78°40′W / 9.000°S 78.667°W / -9.000; -78.667 (Peru)  Peru
9°0′S 72°57′W / 9.000°S 72.950°W / -9.000; -72.950 (Brazil)  Brazil Acre
Amazonas
Rondônia - for about 8 km
Amazonas - for about 20 km
Rondônia
Mato Grosso
Pará
Tocantins
Maranhão
Piauí
Bahia
Pernambuco
Bahia
Pernambuco - for about 13 km
Bahia - for about 5 km
Pernambuco
Alagoas - for about 20 km
Pernambuco - for about 8 km
Alagoas - for about 15 km
Pernambuco
Alagoas
9°0′S 35°12′W / 9.000°S 35.200°W / -9.000; -35.200 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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