80th parallel south

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80th parallel south
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The 80th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 80 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.

The parallel passes only through Antarctica and Antarctic ice shelves.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 80° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Continent Sub-continent Local area Claimed by
79°0′S 0°0′E / 79.000°S 0.000°E / -79.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Antarctica West Antarctica Part of Queen Maud Land  Norway
79°0′S 45°0′E / 79.000°S 45.000°E / -79.000; 45.000 Enderby Land, Kemp Land, Mac. Robertson Land, Princess Elizabeth Land, Kaiser Wilhelm II Land, Queen Mary Land, Wilkes Land, aka Western Australian Antarctic Territory  Australia
79°0′S 136°0′E / 79.000°S 136.000°E / -79.000; 136.000 Adélie Land  France
79°0′S 142°0′E / 79.000°S 142.000°E / -79.000; 142.000 George V Land, Oates Land, Victoria Land, aka Eastern Australian Antarctic Territory  Australia
79°0′S 160°0′E / 79.000°S 160.000°E / -79.000; 160.000 Ross Dependency  New Zealand
79°0′S 150°0′W / 79.000°S 150.000°W / -79.000; -150.000 East Antarctica Marie Byrd Land
Ellsworth Land
Unclaimed territory
79°0′S 90°0′W / 79.000°S 90.000°W / -79.000; -90.000 Ellsworth Land, in parts Antártica Chilena  Chile
79°0′S 80°0′W / 79.000°S 80.000°W / -79.000; -80.000 Ellsworth Land  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
79°0′S 74°0′W / 79.000°S 74.000°W / -79.000; -74.000 Antarctic Peninsula  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
79°0′S 53°0′W / 79.000°S 53.000°W / -79.000; -53.000 Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf  Argentina and  United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
79°0′S 25°0′W / 79.000°S 25.000°W / -79.000; -25.000 West Antarctica Coats Land, part of British Antarctic Territory  United Kingdom
79°0′S 20°0′W / 79.000°S 20.000°W / -79.000; -20.000 Part of Queen Maud Land  Norway

See also

Coordinates: 80°S 0°E / 80°S 0°E / -80; 0

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