20th parallel south

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The 20th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 20 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 20° south passes through:

Co-ordinatesCountry, territory or oceanNotes
20°0′S0°0′E / 20.000°S 0.000°E / -20.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
20°0′S13°1′E / 20.000°S 13.017°E / -20.000; 13.017 (Namibia) Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Kunene, Otjozondjupa
20°0′S21°0′E / 20.000°S 21.000°E / -20.000; 21.000 (Botswana) Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana Ghanzi, Central
20°0′S26°55′E / 20.000°S 26.917°E / -20.000; 26.917 (Zimbabwe) Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
20°0′S33°1′E / 20.000°S 33.017°E / -20.000; 33.017 (Mozambique) Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
20°0′S34°45′E / 20.000°S 34.750°E / -20.000; 34.750 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
20°0′S44°28′E / 20.000°S 44.467°E / -20.000; 44.467 (Madagascar) Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar
20°0′S48°47′E / 20.000°S 48.783°E / -20.000; 48.783 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
20°0′S57°35′E / 20.000°S 57.583°E / -20.000; 57.583 (Mauritius) Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius
20°0′S57°38′E / 20.000°S 57.633°E / -20.000; 57.633 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
20°0′S119°5′E / 20.000°S 119.083°E / -20.000; 119.083 (Australia) Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Western Australia
20°0′S119°22′E / 20.000°S 119.367°E / -20.000; 119.367 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
20°0′S119°44′E / 20.000°S 119.733°E / -20.000; 119.733 (Australia) Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
20°0′S148°16′E / 20.000°S 148.267°E / -20.000; 148.267 (Coral Sea) Pacific Ocean Coral Sea
20°0′S148°26′E / 20.000°S 148.433°E / -20.000; 148.433 (Australia) Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Queensland - Gloucester Island
20°0′S148°28′E / 20.000°S 148.467°E / -20.000; 148.467 (Coral Sea) Pacific Ocean Coral Sea
Passing south of Marion Reef in Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
Passing just south of the Ilots du Mouillage, Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia
Passing just north of Île Baaba, Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia
Passing between the islands of Tanna and Anatom, Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
20°0′S170°0′E / 20.000°S 170.000°E / -20.000; 170.000 (Pacific Ocean) Passing between the islands of Vatoa and Ono-i-Lau, Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
Passing through the Ha'apai island group, Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga
20°0′S158°8′W / 20.000°S 158.133°W / -20.000; -158.133 (Cook Islands) Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands Island of Atiu
20°0′S158°4′W / 20.000°S 158.067°W / -20.000; -158.067 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the atolls of Hereheretue and Anuanuraro, Flag of French Polynesia.svg  French Polynesia
Passing between the atolls of Ahunui and Vanavana, Flag of French Polynesia.svg  French Polynesia
20°0′S70°7′W / 20.000°S 70.117°W / -20.000; -70.117 (Chile) Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
20°0′S68°33′W / 20.000°S 68.550°W / -20.000; -68.550 (Bolivia) Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
20°0′S61°53′W / 20.000°S 61.883°W / -20.000; -61.883 (Paraguay) Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
20°0′S58°10′W / 20.000°S 58.167°W / -20.000; -58.167 (Bolivia) Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
20°0′S57°52′W / 20.000°S 57.867°W / -20.000; -57.867 (Brazil) Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo
20°0′S39°44′W / 20.000°S 39.733°W / -20.000; -39.733 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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