46th parallel south
The 46th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 46 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.
The largest city south of the 46th parallel is Punta Arenas.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 46° south passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Passing between Île aux Cochons and Îlots des Apôtres in the Crozet Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Lands Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea New Zealand South Island, passing just south of the city of Dunedin Pacific Ocean Chile Passes near Balmaceda Argentina Approximately defines the border between Chubut Province and Santa Cruz Province, and passes near Comodoro Rivadavia Atlantic Ocean