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5th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
5th parallel south

The 5th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 5 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 5° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Republic of the Congo For about 7 km
 Angola Cabinda exclave
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lake Tanganyika
 Tanzania
Indian Ocean Pemba Channel
 Tanzania Island of Pemba
Indian Ocean Passing through the Amirante Islands,  Seychelles
Passing just south of Mahé island,  Seychelles
Passing just north of Peros Banhos atoll,  British Indian Ocean Territory
 Indonesia Island of Sumatra
Java Sea Passing close by several small islands of  Indonesia
 Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
Banda Sea Gulf of Boni - passing just north of the island of Kabaena,  Indonesia
 Indonesia Islands of Muna and Buton
Banda Sea Passing close by several small islands of  Indonesia
 Indonesia Island of New Guinea
 Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea, passing close by several small islands of  Papua New Guinea
 Papua New Guinea Island of New Britain
Pacific Ocean Solomon Sea
- Passing just south of the island of New Ireland,  Papua New Guinea
- Passing just north of Buka Island,  Papua New Guinea
An unnamed part of the ocean
- Passing just north of Ontong Java Atoll,  Solomon Islands
- Passing just south of Nikumaroro atoll,  Kiribati
 Peru
 Ecuador For about 4 km at the southernmost point of the country
 Peru
 Brazil Amazonas
Pará
Maranhão
Piauí
Ceará
Rio Grande do Norte
Atlantic Ocean

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