8th parallel south
The 8th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 8 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.
Two sections of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola are defined by the parallel.
It passes through 10 out of the 26 states of Brazil.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 8° south passes through:
- ^ Brownlie, Ian (1979). African Boundaries: A Legal and Diplomatic Encyclopedia. Institute for International Affairs, Hurst and Co. pp. 489–514.