5th parallel south

The 5th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 5 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

5th parallel south

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 5° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
5°0′S 0°0′E Atlantic Ocean
5°0′S 11°59′E  Republic of the Congo For about 7 km
5°0′S 12°2′E  Angola Cabinda exclave
5°0′S 12°38′E  Democratic Republic of the Congo
5°0′S 29°7′E Lake Tanganyika
5°0′S 29°46′E  Tanzania
5°0′S 39°8′E Indian Ocean Pemba Channel
5°0′S 39°40′E  Tanzania Island of Pemba
5°0′S 39°52′E Indian Ocean Passing through the Amirante Islands,  Seychelles
Passing just south of Mahé island,  Seychelles
Passing just north of Peros Banhos atoll,  British Indian Ocean Territory
5°0′S 103°45′E  Indonesia Island of Sumatra
5°0′S 105°52′E Java Sea Passing close by several small islands of  Indonesia
5°0′S 119°28′E  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
5°0′S 120°18′E Banda Sea Gulf of Boni - passing just north of the island of Kabaena,  Indonesia
5°0′S 122°23′E  Indonesia Islands of Muna and Buton
5°0′S 122°57′E Banda Sea Passing close by several small islands of  Indonesia
5°0′S 137°15′E  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
5°0′S 141°0′E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
5°0′S 145°47′E Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea, passing close by several small islands of  Papua New Guinea
5°0′S 151°15′E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Britain
5°0′S 151°57′E Pacific Ocean Solomon Sea
- Passing just south of the island of New Ireland,  Papua New Guinea
- Passing just north of Buka Island,  Papua New Guinea
An unnamed part of the ocean
- Passing just north of Ontong Java Atoll,  Solomon Islands
- Passing just south of Nikumaroro atoll,  Kiribati
5°0′S 81°4′W  Peru Piura
5°0′S 79°3′W  Ecuador For about 4 km at the southernmost point of the country
5°0′S 79°0′W  Peru Cajamarca
5°0′S 72°35′W  Brazil Amazonas
Rio Grande do Norte
5°0′S 36°50′W Atlantic Ocean

See also

  • 4th parallel south
  • 6th parallel south
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