27th parallel south

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27th parallel south
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The 27th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 27 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 52 minutes during the December solstice and 10 hours, 24 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 27° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
27°0′S 0°0′E / 27.000°S 0.000°E / -27.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
27°0′S 15°14′E / 27.000°S 15.233°E / -27.000; 15.233 (Namibia)  Namibia
27°0′S 20°0′E / 27.000°S 20.000°E / -27.000; 20.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape, also North West, Free State and Mpumalanga
27°0′S 30°58′E / 27.000°S 30.967°E / -27.000; 30.967 (Swaziland)  Eswatini
27°0′S 31°59′E / 27.000°S 31.983°E / -27.000; 31.983 (South Africa)  South Africa KwaZulu-Natal (bordering Eswatini)
27°0′S 32°52′E / 27.000°S 32.867°E / -27.000; 32.867 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
27°0′S 113°49′E / 27.000°S 113.817°E / -27.000; 113.817 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland - mainland and Bribie Island
27°0′S 153°10′E / 27.000°S 153.167°E / -27.000; 153.167 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Moreton Island, Queensland,  Australia
Passing just north of Easter Island,  Chile
27°0′S 70°47′W / 27.000°S 70.783°W / -27.000; -70.783 (Chile)  Chile
27°0′S 68°18′W / 27.000°S 68.300°W / -27.000; -68.300 (Argentina)  Argentina Passing near the cities of Resistencia (27°27′05″S 58°59′12″W) and Corrientes (27°29′S 58°49′W).
27°0′S 58°30′W / 27.000°S 58.500°W / -27.000; -58.500 (Paraguay)  Paraguay
27°0′S 55°25′W / 27.000°S 55.417°W / -27.000; -55.417 (Argentina)  Argentina
27°0′S 53°44′W / 27.000°S 53.733°W / -27.000; -53.733 (Brazil)  Brazil Santa Catarina
27°0′S 48°35′W / 27.000°S 48.583°W / -27.000; -48.583 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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