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55th Parallel South

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55th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
55th parallel south

The 55th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 55 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, 22 minutes during the December solstice and 7 hours, 10 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 55° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Macquarie Island,  Australia
Passing just north of Bishop and Clerk Islets,  Australia
 Chile Islands of Gilbert, Londonderry, London, Thompson, Gordon, Hoste, Navarino and Picton
Beagle Channel
 Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Isla de los Estados,  Argentina
Passing just south of the island of Argentina)

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