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15th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
15°
15th parallel south

The 15th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 15 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 15° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Angola
 Zambia
 Mozambique
 Malawi
 Mozambique
Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel - passing just north of the Island of Mozambique
 Madagascar
Indian Ocean
 Australia Western Australia - Passing through the Coronation Islands, Prince Frederick Harbour and Cambridge Gulf
Northern Territory
Gulf of Carpentaria
 Australia Queensland
Coral Sea
 Vanuatu Island of Espiritu Santo - passing through Big Bay
Coral Sea
 Vanuatu Island of Maewo
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Mataiva atoll,  French Polynesia
 French Polynesia Passing through Tikehau and Rangiroa atolls
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Arutua atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of the island of Tikei,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Puka-Puka atoll,  French Polynesia
 Peru
 Bolivia
 Brazil Mato Grosso
Goiás - for about 12 km
Mato Grosso - for about 8 km
Goiás
Minas Gerais
Bahia
Minas Gerais
Bahia
Atlantic Ocean

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