54th parallel south

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54th parallel south

The 54th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 54 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 17 hours, 09 minutes during the December solstice and 7 hours, 22 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 54° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
54°0′S 0°0′E / 54.000°S 0.000°E / -54.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
54°0′S 20°0′E / 54.000°S 20.000°E / -54.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
54°0′S 147°0′E / 54.000°S 147.000°E / -54.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
54°0′S 73°9′W / 54.000°S 73.150°W / -54.000; -73.150 (Chile)  Chile Santa Inés Island, Clarence Island and Aracena Island
54°0′S 71°16′W / 54.000°S 71.267°W / -54.000; -71.267 (Strait of Magellan) Strait of Magellan
54°0′S 70°52′W / 54.000°S 70.867°W / -54.000; -70.867 (Chile)  Chile Dawson Island
54°0′S 70°20′W / 54.000°S 70.333°W / -54.000; -70.333 (Canal Whiteside) Canal Whiteside
54°0′S 70°5′W / 54.000°S 70.083°W / -54.000; -70.083 (Chile)  Chile Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
54°0′S 68°37′W / 54.000°S 68.617°W / -54.000; -68.617 (Argentina)  Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
54°0′S 67°24′W / 54.000°S 67.400°W / -54.000; -67.400 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
54°0′S 38°12′W / 54.000°S 38.200°W / -54.000; -38.200 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands)  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Willis Islands, Bird Island and South Georgia (claimed by  Argentina)
54°0′S 37°23′W / 54.000°S 37.383°W / -54.000; -37.383 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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