9th parallel south

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9th parallel south
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The 9th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 9 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

The parallel passes through 11 out of the 26 states of Brazil.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 9° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
9°0′S 0°0′E / 9.000°S 0.000°E / -9.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
9°0′S 13°1′E / 9.000°S 13.017°E / -9.000; 13.017 (Angola)  Angola
9°0′S 21°51′E / 9.000°S 21.850°E / -9.000; 21.850 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
9°0′S 28°27′E / 9.000°S 28.450°E / -9.000; 28.450 (Lake Mweru) Lake Mweru
9°0′S 29°1′E / 9.000°S 29.017°E / -9.000; 29.017 (Zambia)  Zambia
9°0′S 31°56′E / 9.000°S 31.933°E / -9.000; 31.933 (Tanzania)  Tanzania Mainland and island of Kilwa Kisiwani
9°0′S 39°32′E / 9.000°S 39.533°E / -9.000; 39.533 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of Providence Atoll,  Seychelles
Passing just south of the islands of Java, Bali, Nusa Penida and Lombok,  Indonesia
9°0′S 116°44′E / 9.000°S 116.733°E / -9.000; 116.733 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumbawa
9°0′S 117°32′E / 9.000°S 117.533°E / -9.000; 117.533 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Sumba Strait
Savu Sea - passing just south of the island of Flores,  Indonesia
9°0′S 124°48′E / 9.000°S 124.800°E / -9.000; 124.800 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Timor - for about 16 km
9°0′S 124°56′E / 9.000°S 124.933°E / -9.000; 124.933 (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste Island of Timor - for about 14 km
9°0′S 125°5′E / 9.000°S 125.083°E / -9.000; 125.083 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Timor - for about 6 km
9°0′S 125°8′E / 9.000°S 125.133°E / -9.000; 125.133 (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste Island of Timor
9°0′S 126°8′E / 9.000°S 126.133°E / -9.000; 126.133 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
9°0′S 130°59′E / 9.000°S 130.983°E / -9.000; 130.983 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
9°0′S 140°50′E / 9.000°S 140.833°E / -9.000; 140.833 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
9°0′S 141°1′E / 9.000°S 141.017°E / -9.000; 141.017 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Islands of New Guinea and Parama
9°0′S 143°27′E / 9.000°S 143.450°E / -9.000; 143.450 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Gulf of Papua
9°0′S 146°36′E / 9.000°S 146.600°E / -9.000; 146.600 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
9°0′S 148°31′E / 9.000°S 148.517°E / -9.000; 148.517 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Oro Bay
9°0′S 149°7′E / 9.000°S 149.117°E / -9.000; 149.117 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
9°0′S 149°8′E / 9.000°S 149.133°E / -9.000; 149.133 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing between the D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands,  Papua New Guinea
9°0′S 152°23′E / 9.000°S 152.383°E / -9.000; 152.383 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Islands of Nusam and Woodlark
9°0′S 152°39′E / 9.000°S 152.650°E / -9.000; 152.650 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing just south of the islands of Tetepare, Vangunu and Nggatokae,  Solomon Islands
9°0′S 159°2′E / 9.000°S 159.033°E / -9.000; 159.033 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Russell Islands
9°0′S 159°16′E / 9.000°S 159.267°E / -9.000; 159.267 (New Georgia Sound) New Georgia Sound Passing just north of Savo Island,  Solomon Islands
9°0′S 160°3′E / 9.000°S 160.050°E / -9.000; 160.050 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Florida Islands
9°0′S 160°13′E / 9.000°S 160.217°E / -9.000; 160.217 (Indispensable Strait) Indispensable Strait
9°0′S 160°46′E / 9.000°S 160.767°E / -9.000; 160.767 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of Malaita
9°0′S 161°8′E / 9.000°S 161.133°E / -9.000; 161.133 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the Funafuti and Nukulaelae atolls,  Tuvalu
Passing just north of Nukunonu atoll,  Tokelau
9°0′S 158°3′W / 9.000°S 158.050°W / -9.000; -158.050 (Cook Islands)  Cook Islands Penrhyn Island
9°0′S 157°56′W / 9.000°S 157.933°W / -9.000; -157.933 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Nuku Hiva and Ua Huka islands,  French Polynesia
9°0′S 78°40′W / 9.000°S 78.667°W / -9.000; -78.667 (Peru)  Peru
9°0′S 72°57′W / 9.000°S 72.950°W / -9.000; -72.950 (Brazil)  Brazil Acre
Amazonas
Rondônia - for about 8 km
Amazonas - for about 20 km
Rondônia
Mato Grosso
Pará
Tocantins
Maranhão
Piauí
Bahia
Pernambuco - passing just north of the city of Petrolina and the city of the Juazeiro, Bahia
Bahia - passing through the São Francisco River
Pernambuco - for about 13 km
Bahia - for about 5 km
Pernambuco
Alagoas - for about 20 km
Pernambuco - for about 8 km
Alagoas - for about 15 km
Pernambuco
Alagoas - passing just north of the city of Maceió
9°0′S 35°12′W / 9.000°S 35.200°W / -9.000; -35.200 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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