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The 18th parallel south
18th parallel south
is a circle of latitude that is 18 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
and South America. Around the world[edit] Starting at the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian
and heading eastwards, the parallel 18° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes

18°0′S 0°0′E / 18.000°S 0.000°E / -18.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean

18°0′S 11°49′E / 18.000°S 11.817°E / -18.000; 11.817 (Namibia)  Namibia

18°0′S 20°41′E / 18.000°S 20.683°E / -18.000; 20.683 (Angola)  Angola

18°0′S 20°53′E / 18.000°S 20.883°E / -18.000; 20.883 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip

18°0′S 21°22′E / 18.000°S 21.367°E / -18.000; 21.367 (Angola)  Angola

18°0′S 21°34′E / 18.000°S 21.567°E / -18.000; 21.567 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip

18°0′S 24°18′E / 18.000°S 24.300°E / -18.000; 24.300 (Botswana)  Botswana

18°0′S 24°28′E / 18.000°S 24.467°E / -18.000; 24.467 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip

18°0′S 24°37′E / 18.000°S 24.617°E / -18.000; 24.617 (Botswana)  Botswana

18°0′S 25°16′E / 18.000°S 25.267°E / -18.000; 25.267 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe

18°0′S 25°57′E / 18.000°S 25.950°E / -18.000; 25.950 (Zambia)  Zambia For about 3 km

18°0′S 25°59′E / 18.000°S 25.983°E / -18.000; 25.983 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe

18°0′S 26°34′E / 18.000°S 26.567°E / -18.000; 26.567 (Zambia)  Zambia

18°0′S 26°49′E / 18.000°S 26.817°E / -18.000; 26.817 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe Passing just south of Harare

18°0′S 32°57′E / 18.000°S 32.950°E / -18.000; 32.950 (Mozambique)  Mozambique

18°0′S 37°0′E / 18.000°S 37.000°E / -18.000; 37.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique
Mozambique
Channel

18°0′S 44°1′E / 18.000°S 44.017°E / -18.000; 44.017 (Madagascar)  Madagascar

18°0′S 49°25′E / 18.000°S 49.417°E / -18.000; 49.417 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean

18°0′S 122°11′E / 18.000°S 122.183°E / -18.000; 122.183 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia

18°0′S 122°12′E / 18.000°S 122.200°E / -18.000; 122.200 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Roebuck Bay
Roebuck Bay
- passing just south of Broome, Western Australia

18°0′S 122°22′E / 18.000°S 122.367°E / -18.000; 122.367 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia Northern Territory Queensland

18°0′S 146°4′E / 18.000°S 146.067°E / -18.000; 146.067 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing through  Australia's Coral Sea
Coral Sea
Islands Territory Passing just south of Efate
Efate
island,  Vanuatu

18°0′S 168°42′E / 18.000°S 168.700°E / -18.000; 168.700 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean

18°0′S 177°16′E / 18.000°S 177.267°E / -18.000; 177.267 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Viti Levu

18°0′S 178°38′E / 18.000°S 178.633°E / -18.000; 178.633 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Koro Sea

18°0′S 179°14′E / 18.000°S 179.233°E / -18.000; 179.233 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Gau

18°0′S 179°21′E / 18.000°S 179.350°E / -18.000; 179.350 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Koro Sea

18°0′S 179°3′W / 18.000°S 179.050°W / -18.000; -179.050 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Nayau

18°0′S 179°2′W / 18.000°S 179.033°W / -18.000; -179.033 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of Fonualei,  Tonga Passing just north of Palmerston Island,  Cook Islands Passing just south of the islands of Tahiti, Mehetia
Mehetia
and Reitoru,  French Polynesia

18°0′S 142°18′W / 18.000°S 142.300°W / -18.000; -142.300 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Marokau
Marokau
atoll

18°0′S 142°11′W / 18.000°S 142.183°W / -18.000; -142.183 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing between the atolls of Hao and Amanu,  French Polynesia

18°0′S 70°53′W / 18.000°S 70.883°W / -18.000; -70.883 (Peru)  Peru

18°0′S 69°45′W / 18.000°S 69.750°W / -18.000; -69.750 (Chile)  Chile

18°0′S 69°9′W / 18.000°S 69.150°W / -18.000; -69.150 (Bolivia)  Bolivia

18°0′S 57°38′W / 18.000°S 57.633°W / -18.000; -57.633 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso
do Sul Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso
- for about 11 km Mato Grosso do Sul
Mato Grosso do Sul
- for about 9 km Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso
- for about 16 km Mato Grosso do Sul
Mato Grosso do Sul
- for about 22 km Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso
- for about 18 km Goiás Minas Gerais Espírito Santo Bahia

18°0′S 39°29′W / 18.000°S 39.483°W / -18.000; -39.483 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

See also[edit]

17th parallel south 19th parallel south

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Circles of latitude / meridians

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