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8th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
8th parallel south

The 8th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 8 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.

Two sections of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola are defined by the parallel.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 8° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
 Angola
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Angola
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo /  Angola border
 Angola
 Democratic Republic of the Congo /  Angola border
 Angola
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lake Tanganyika
 Tanzania
Indian Ocean Passing just south of the island of Mafia,  Tanzania
 Tanzania Island of Chole
Indian Ocean
 Indonesia Island of Java
Bali Sea Passing just north of the island of Bali,  Indonesia
Flores Sea Passing just north of the island of Sumbawa,  Indonesia
Banda Sea Passing just north of the island of Flores,  Indonesia
Passing just north of the island of Alor,  Indonesia
 Indonesia Islands of Liran and Wetar
Wetar Strait Passing just north of the island of Kisar,  Indonesia
 Indonesia Island of Babar
Timor Sea
 Indonesia Island of Yamdena
Arafura Sea
 Indonesia Islands of Yos Sudarso and New Guinea
 Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
Gulf of Papua
 Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
Solomon Sea
 Solomon Islands Island of Ranongga
Solomon Sea
 Solomon Islands Island of Kolombangara
Kula Gulf
 Solomon Islands Island of New Georgia
New Georgia Sound
 Solomon Islands Santa Isabel Island
Pacific Ocean Passing just south of the island of Dai,  Solomon Islands
 Tuvalu Nukufetau atoll
Pacific Ocean The parallel defines the northern maritime boundary of the  Cook Islands from the 167th meridian west to the 156th meridian west
 French Polynesia Island of Eiao
Pacific Ocean
 Peru
 Brazil Acre
Amazonas
Rondônia
Amazonas
Mato Grosso
Pará
Tocantins
Maranhão - for about 11 km
Tocantins
Maranhão
Piauí
Pernambuco
Paraíba
Pernambuco
Atlantic Ocean Passing just to the south of Ascension Island,  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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