28th parallel south

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Line across the Earth
28th parallel south
In Argentina, the 28th parallel south defines the border between Chaco Province and Santa Fe Province.

The 28th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 28 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, 57 minutes during the December solstice and 10 hours, 19 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 28° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
28°0′S 0°0′E / 28.000°S 0.000°E / -28.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
28°0′S 15°42′E / 28.000°S 15.700°E / -28.000; 15.700 (Namibia)  Namibia
28°0′S 20°0′E / 28.000°S 20.000°E / -28.000; 20.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape
North West - for about 15 km
Northern Cape - for about 25 km
North West - for about 21 km
Free State
28°0′S 32°35′E / 28.000°S 32.583°E / -28.000; 32.583 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
28°0′S 114°8′E / 28.000°S 114.133°E / -28.000; 114.133 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland, notably Gold Coast, Queensland by the Pacific
28°0′S 153°26′E / 28.000°S 153.433°E / -28.000; 153.433 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean just south of Marotiri,  French Polynesia
28°0′S 71°9′W / 28.000°S 71.150°W / -28.000; -71.150 (Chile)  Chile
28°0′S 69°15′W / 28.000°S 69.250°W / -28.000; -69.250 (Argentina)  Argentina Inland it notably demarcates the chief southern border of Chaco Province, namely with Santa Fe Province.
28°0′S 55°23′W / 28.000°S 55.383°W / -28.000; -55.383 (Brazil)  Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
Santa Catarina: notably just south of Florianópolis by the Atlantic
28°0′S 48°38′W / 28.000°S 48.633°W / -28.000; -48.633 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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