15th parallel south

The 15th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 15 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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15th parallel south

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 15° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
15°0′S 0°0′E Atlantic Ocean
15°0′S 12°9′E  Angola
15°0′S 22°0′E  Zambia
15°0′S 30°13′E  Mozambique
15°0′S 34°37′E  Malawi
15°0′S 35°52′E  Mozambique
15°0′S 40°39′E Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel - passing just north of the Island of Mozambique
15°0′S 47°13′E  Madagascar
15°0′S 50°20′E Indian Ocean
15°0′S 124°54′E  Australia Western Australia - Passing through the Coronation Islands, Prince Frederick Harbour and Cambridge Gulf
Northern Territory
15°0′S 135°31′E Indian Ocean Gulf of Carpentaria
15°0′S 141°40′E  Australia Queensland
15°0′S 145°20′E Pacific Ocean Coral Sea
15°0′S 166°35′E  Vanuatu Island of Espiritu Santo - passing through Big Bay
15°0′S 167°3′E Pacific Ocean Coral Sea
15°0′S 168°6′E  Vanuatu Island of Maewo
15°0′S 168°8′E Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Mataiva atoll,  French Polynesia
15°0′S 148°17′W  French Polynesia Passing through Tikehau and Rangiroa atolls
15°0′S 147°35′W Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Arutua atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of the island of Tikei,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Puka-Puka atoll,  French Polynesia
15°0′S 75°28′W  Peru
15°0′S 69°21′W  Bolivia
15°0′S 60°24′W  Brazil Mato Grosso
Goiás - for about 12 km
Mato Grosso - for about 8 km
Goiás
Minas Gerais
Bahia
Minas Gerais
Bahia
15°0′S 39°0′W Atlantic Ocean

See also

  • 14th parallel south
  • 16th parallel south
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