18th parallel south

18th parallel south

Line across the Earth
18th parallel south

The 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 and South America.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 18° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Namibia Caprivi Strip
 Namibia Caprivi Strip
 Namibia Caprivi Strip
 Zambia For about 3 km
 Zimbabwe Passing just south of Harare
Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
Indian Ocean
 Australia Western Australia
Indian Ocean Roebuck Bay
 Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Coral Sea Passing through  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
Passing just south of Efate island,  Vanuatu
Pacific Ocean
 Fiji Island of Viti Levu
Pacific Ocean Koro Sea
 Fiji Island of Gau
Pacific Ocean Koro Sea
 Fiji Island of Nayau
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 and Reitoru,  French Polynesia
 French Polynesia Marokau atoll
Pacific Ocean Passing between the atolls of Hao and Amanu,  French Polynesia
 Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
Mato Grosso - for about 11 km
Mato Grosso do Sul - for about 9 km
Mato Grosso - for about 16 km
Mato Grosso do Sul - for about 22 km
Mato Grosso - for about 18 km
Minas Gerais
Espírito Santo
Atlantic Ocean

See also