48th parallel south

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48th parallel south

The 48th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 48 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 16 hours, 3 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 22 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 48° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
48°0′S 0°0′E / 48.000°S 0.000°E / -48.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
48°0′S 20°0′E / 48.000°S 20.000°E / -48.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
48°0′S 147°0′E / 48.000°S 147.000°E / -48.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
48°0′S 75°18′W / 48.000°S 75.300°W / -48.000; -75.300 (Chile)  Chile Patagonic Archipelago and mainland
48°0′S 72°25′W / 48.000°S 72.417°W / -48.000; -72.417 (Argentina)  Argentina
48°0′S 65°55′W / 48.000°S 65.917°W / -48.000; -65.917 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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