80th parallel south

The 80th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 80 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane, and 10 degrees (690 miles/1100 kilometers) north of the United States Amundsen Scott South Pole Station.

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80th parallel south

This line of latitude passes only through Antarctica and Antarctic ice shelves.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 80° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Continent Sub-continent Local area Claimed by
80°0′S 0°0′E Antarctica West Antarctica Part of Queen Maud Land  Norway
80°0′S 45°0′E Enderby Land, Kemp Land, Mac. Robertson Land, Princess Elizabeth Land, Kaiser Wilhelm II Land, Queen Mary Land, Wilkes Land, aka Western Australian Antarctic Territory  Australia
80°0′S 136°0′E Adélie Land  France
80°0′S 142°0′E George V Land, Oates Land, Victoria Land, aka Eastern Australian Antarctic Territory  Australia
80°0′S 160°0′E Ross Dependency  New Zealand
80°0′S 150°0′W East Antarctica Marie Byrd Land
Ellsworth Land
Unclaimed territory
80°0′S 90°0′W Ellsworth Land, in parts Antártica Chilena  Chile
80°0′S 80°0′W Ellsworth Land  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
80°0′S 74°0′W Antarctic Peninsula  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
80°0′S 53°0′W Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf  Argentina and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
80°0′S 25°0′W West Antarctica Coats Land, part of British Antarctic Territory  United Kingdom
80°0′S 20°0′W Part of Queen Maud Land  Norway

See also

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