26th parallel south

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26th parallel south

The 26th parallel south latitude is a circle of latitude that is 26 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 26° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Atlantic Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Namibia
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  South Africa Northern Cape
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Botswana
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  South Africa North West
Gauteng - passing just north of Johannesburg
Mpumalanga
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Swaziland
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mozambique
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Indian Ocean Maputo Bay - passing just south of Maputo,  Mozambique
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Mozambique Inhaca Island
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Indian Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Australia Western Australia - Dirk Hartog Island
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Shark Bay
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Australia Western Australia - Peron Peninsula
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Shark Bay L'Haridon Bight
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Australia Western Australia - Peron Peninsula
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Shark Bay Hamelin Pool
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Australia Western Australia
Western Australia / Northern Territory border (~127 metres at Surveyor Generals Corner on the 129th meridian east)
Northern Territory / South Australia border
South Australia / Queensland border (from Poeppel Corner on the 138th meridian east)
Queensland (from Haddon Corner on the 141st meridian east)
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Coral Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Pacific Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Chile
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Argentina
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Paraguay
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Argentina
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Brazil Paraná
Santa Catarina
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Atlantic Ocean

Australia

The 26th parallel south defines the northern border of South Australia with the Northern Territory and Queensland.

In Australia, the northernmost border of South Australia, and the southernmost border of the Northern Territory are defined by 26° south.

Additionally, 26° south also defines an approximately 127 metre section of the Western Australia/Northern Territory border at Surveyor Generals Corner due to inaccuracies in the 1920s for fixing positions under constraints of available technology.[1]

The parallel also defines part of the Queensland and South Australia border between the 138th and 141st meridians east.

See also

References

  1. Porter, John, Surveyor-General of South Australia (April 1990). An Historical Perspective - Longitude 129 degrees east, and why it is not the longest, straight line in the world. National Perspectives - 32nd Australian Surveyors Congress Technical Papers 31st March - 6th April, 1990. Canberra: The Institution: Eyepiece - Official Organ of The Institution of Surveyors, Australia, W.A. Division. pp. 18–24. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>