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.

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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