51st parallel south

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51st parallel south

The 51st parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 51 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 51° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
51°0′S 0°0′E / 51.000°S 0.000°E / -51.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
51°0′S 20°0′E / 51.000°S 20.000°E / -51.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
51°0′S 147°0′E / 51.000°S 147.000°E / -51.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Adams Island, Auckland Islands,  New Zealand
51°0′S 75°5′W / 51.000°S 75.083°W / -51.000; -75.083 (Chile)  Chile Patagonic Archipelago and mainland
51°0′S 72°15′W / 51.000°S 72.250°W / -51.000; -72.250 (Argentina)  Argentina
51°0′S 69°9′W / 51.000°S 69.150°W / -51.000; -69.150 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of the Jason Islands,  Falkland Islands (claimed by  Argentina)

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