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23rd Parallel South

Line across the Earth
23°
23rd parallel south

The 23rd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 23 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane, about 50 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn. 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 23° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Namibia
 Botswana
 South Africa Limpopo
 Mozambique
Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
 Madagascar
Indian Ocean
 Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
Coral Sea Passing just north of Cato Reef in  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
Pacific Ocean The parallel defines the southern maritime boundary of the  Cook Islands, from the 167th meridian west to the 156th meridian west
Passing just north of Morane atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just north of Mangareva island,  French Polynesia
 Chile
 Argentina
 Paraguay
 Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
Paraná
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro - passing just south of the city of Rio de Janeiro
Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of the coast of  Brazil
 Brazil Rio de Janeiro - Ilha do Cabo Frio
Atlantic Ocean

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