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.

55th parallel south

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.[1]

Around the world

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
55°0′S 0°0′E Atlantic Ocean Passing south of Bouvet Island,  Norway
55°0′S 20°0′E Indian Ocean
55°0′S 147°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Macquarie Island,  Australia
Passing just north of Bishop and Clerk Islets,  Australia
55°0′S 71°14′W  Chile Islands of Gilbert, Londonderry, London, Thompson, Gordon, Hoste, Navarino and Picton, Magallanes Region
55°0′S 67°0′W Pacific Ocean Beagle Channel
55°0′S 66°42′W  Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego Province
55°0′S 66°23′W Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Isla de los Estados,  Argentina
Passing just south of the island of South Georgia,  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (claimed by  Argentina)

See also

  • 54th parallel south
  • 56th parallel south


  1. "Daylight or Darkness Duration Table for One Year". Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
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