57th parallel south

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57th parallel south

The 57th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 57 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but ocean.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 57° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
57°0′S 0°0′E / 57.000°S 0.000°E / -57.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
57°0′S 20°0′E / 57.000°S 20.000°E / -57.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
57°0′S 147°0′E / 57.000°S 147.000°E / -57.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
57°0′S 67°16′W / 57.000°S 67.267°W / -57.000; -67.267 (Atlantic Ocean)[1] Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of Vindication Island and Candlemas Island,  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (claimed by  Argentina)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 30 July 2013.