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17th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
17°
17th parallel south

The 17th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 17 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 17° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Angola
 Namibia
 Angola
 Zambia The border with Zimbabwe is in Lake Kariba
 Zimbabwe
 Mozambique
 Malawi
 Mozambique
Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel - passing just north of Juan de Nova Island,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
 Madagascar
Indian Ocean
 Madagascar Île Sainte-Marie
Indian Ocean Passing just south of Coco Island,  Mauritius
 Australia Western Australia
King Sound
 Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland - mainland and Wellesley Islands
Gulf of Carpentaria
 Australia Queensland - Horseshoe Island
Gulf of Carpentaria
 Australia Queensland - Bentnick Island
Gulf of Carpentaria
 Australia Queensland
Coral Sea Passing through the Coral Sea Islands Territory,  Australia
 Vanuatu Island of Tongariki
Pacific Ocean
 Fiji Yasawa Islands
Pacific Ocean Bligh Water
 Fiji Vanua Levu island
Pacific Ocean Koro Sea
 Fiji Taveuni island
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of the Lau Islands,  Fiji
Passing just south of Maupihaa atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Raiatea island,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Huahine island,  French Polynesia
 French Polynesia Tetiaroa atoll
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Tahanea atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just north of Motutunga atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Tepoto atoll,  French Polynesia
 French Polynesia Marutea atoll
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Rekareka atoll,  French Polynesia
 Peru
 Bolivia
 Brazil Mato Grosso
Goiás
Minas Gerais
Bahia
Atlantic Ocean

See also

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