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10th Parallel South

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10th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
10th parallel south

The 10th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 10 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Part of the border between Brazil and Peru is defined by the parallel.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 10° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lake Malawi
Indian Ocean Passing between islands in the Aldabra Group,  Seychelles
Passing just north of Farquhar Atoll,  Seychelles
Passing just north of the Agalega Islands,  Mauritius
 Indonesia Island of Sumba
Savu Sea
 Indonesia Island of Timor
Timor Sea
Arafura Sea
Coral Sea Passing through the Torres Strait Islands,  Australia
 Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
Solomon Sea
 Papua New Guinea Normanby Island
Solomon Sea Passing just south of the island of Guadalcanal,  Solomon Islands
Pacific Ocean Passing between the islands of South Malaita and Makira,  Solomon Islands
Passing just south of the island of Ulawa,  Solomon Islands
Passing between the Duff and Reef island groups,  Solomon Islands
Passing between the atolls of Nukulaelae and Niulakita,  Tuvalu
 Cook Islands Rakahanga atoll
Pacific Ocean
 Kiribati Caroline Island
Pacific Ocean
 French Polynesia Island of Tahuata
Pacific Ocean
 French Polynesia Island of Mohotani
Pacific Ocean
 Brazil /  Peru border
 Brazil Acre
 Brazil Rondônia
Mato Grosso
Atlantic Ocean

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