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Points on parallel 40° south

The 40th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 40 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 40° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
40°0′S 0°0′E / 40°S 0°E / -40; 0 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
40°0′S 20°0′E / 40°S 20°E / -40; 20 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
40°0′S 143°53′E / 40°S 143.883°E / -40; 143.883 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania - King Island
40°0′S 144°7′E / 40°S 144.117°E / -40; 144.117 (Bass Strait) Bass Strait
40°0′S 147°53′E / 40°S 147.883°E / -40; 147.883 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania - Flinders Island
40°0′S 148°17′E / 40°S 148.283°E / -40; 148.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
40°0′S 175°3′E / 40°S 175.05°E / -40; 175.05 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island
40°0′S 176°54′E / 40°S 176.9°E / -40; 176.9 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
40°0′S 73°42′W / 40°S 73.7°W / -40; -73.7 (Chile)  Chile
40°0′S 71°40′W / 40°S 71.667°W / -40; -71.667 (Argentina)  Argentina
40°0′S 62°20′W / 40°S 62.333°W / -40; -62.333 (Pacific Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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