30th parallel south

The 30th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 30 degrees south of the Earth's equator. It stands one-third of the way between the equator and the South Pole and crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.

30th parallel south

At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 5 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 13 minutes during the winter solstice. On December 21, the sun is at 83.83 degrees up in the sky and at 36.17 degrees on June 21.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 30° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
30°0′S 0°0′E Atlantic Ocean
30°0′S 17°9′E  South Africa Northern Cape
Free State
30°0′S 27°14′E  Lesotho
30°0′S 29°1′E  South Africa KwaZulu-Natal - passing just south of Durban
30°0′S 30°57′E Indian Ocean
30°0′S 114°57′E  Australia Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
30°0′S 153°13′E Pacific Ocean Passing between islands in the Kermadec chain,  New Zealand
30°0′S 71°24′W  Chile Coquimbo Region - passing just south of Coquimbo
30°0′S 69°55′W  Argentina San Juan Province
La Rioja Province
Catamarca Province - Lago Salinas Grandes
Córdoba Province
Santiago del Estero Province
Santa Fe Province
Corrientes Province
30°0′S 57°20′W  Brazil Rio Grande do Sul - passing through Porto Alegre
30°0′S 50°7′W Atlantic Ocean

See also

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