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 ocean 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 Fiordland, passing through Lake Hauroko and Chalky Sound; Southland Region, close to the townships of Nightcaps and Mandeville; Otago Region, passing south of the city of Dunedin, close to the townships of Waitahuna and Henley Pacific Ocean Chile Taitao Peninsula, Moraleda Channel, also passes near Balmaceda, Aysén Region Argentina Border between Chubut Province and Santa Cruz Province
Passes near Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province