46th parallel south

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46th parallel south
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In Argentina, the 46th parallel south defines the border between Chubut Province and Santa Cruz Province.

The 46th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 46 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 45 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 38 minutes during the June solstice.

The largest city south of the 46th parallel is Punta Arenas.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 46° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
46°0′S 0°0′E / 46.000°S 0.000°E / -46.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
46°0′S 20°0′E / 46.000°S 20.000°E / -46.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing between Île aux Cochons and Îlots des Apôtres in the Crozet Islands,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
46°0′S 147°0′E / 46.000°S 147.000°E / -46.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
46°0′S 166°26′E / 46.000°S 166.433°E / -46.000; 166.433 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island, passing just south of the city of Dunedin
46°0′S 170°15′E / 46.000°S 170.250°E / -46.000; 170.250 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
46°0′S 75°2′W / 46.000°S 75.033°W / -46.000; -75.033 (Chile)  Chile Passes near Balmaceda, Aysén Region
46°0′S 71°38′W / 46.000°S 71.633°W / -46.000; -71.633 (Argentina)  Argentina Border between Chubut Province and Santa Cruz Province
Passes near Comodoro Rivadavia, Santa Cruz Province
46°0′S 67°35′W / 46.000°S 67.583°W / -46.000; -67.583 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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