47th parallel south

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47th parallel south

The 47th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 47 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, 54 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 31 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 47° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
47°0′S 0°0′E / 47.000°S 0.000°E / -47.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
47°0′S 20°0′E / 47.000°S 20.000°E / -47.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of the Prince Edward Islands,  South Africa
47°0′S 147°0′E / 47.000°S 147.000°E / -47.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
47°0′S 167°42′E / 47.000°S 167.700°E / -47.000; 167.700 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Stewart Island
47°0′S 168°13′E / 47.000°S 168.217°E / -47.000; 168.217 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
47°0′S 74°3′W / 47.000°S 74.050°W / -47.000; -74.050 (Chile)  Chile
47°0′S 71°52′W / 47.000°S 71.867°W / -47.000; -71.867 (Argentina)  Argentina
47°0′S 66°48′W / 47.000°S 66.800°W / -47.000; -66.800 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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