44th parallel south

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44th parallel south
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The 44th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 44 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 29 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 53 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 44° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
44°0′S 0°0′E / 44.000°S 0.000°E / -44.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
44°0′S 20°0′E / 44.000°S 20.000°E / -44.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
44°0′S 147°0′E / 44.000°S 147.000°E / -44.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
44°0′S 168°30′E / 44.000°S 168.500°E / -44.000; 168.500 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island, passing just south of the town of Ashburton and through the township of Hinds at exactly 44 degrees south complete with marker. Crosses West Coast at 168:35E Jackson Bay, near Haast, Southern Alps, Lake Pukaki, Glentanner Station, Lake Tekapo township, Burkes Pass, Geraldine, Hinds, Longbeach and Pacific Ocean at 171:53 East, passes 10k south of Banks Peninsula south head at 43:54 south. Passes through Westland, Otago (Briefly at Ben Ohau) and Canterbury Province
44°0′S 171°56′E / 44.000°S 171.933°E / -44.000; 171.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
44°0′S 176°39′W / 44.000°S 176.650°W / -44.000; -176.650 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Chatham Island
44°0′S 176°24′W / 44.000°S 176.400°W / -44.000; -176.400 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
44°0′S 74°15′W / 44.000°S 74.250°W / -44.000; -74.250 (Chile)  Chile Leucayec Island, Guaitecas Archipelago, Aysén Region.
44°0′S 73°36′W / 44.000°S 73.600°W / -44.000; -73.600 (Gulf of Corcovado) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Corcovado
44°0′S 73°16′W / 44.000°S 73.267°W / -44.000; -73.267 (Chile)  Chile Northern slopes of Melimoyu volcano, Aysén Region.
44°0′S 71°44′W / 44.000°S 71.733°W / -44.000; -71.733 (Argentina)  Argentina Chubut Province
44°0′S 65°15′W / 44.000°S 65.250°W / -44.000; -65.250 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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