17th parallel south

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The 17th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 17 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 17° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
17°0′S 0°0′E / 17.000°S 0.000°E / -17.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
17°0′S 11°46′E / 17.000°S 11.767°E / -17.000; 11.767 (Angola)  Angola
17°0′S 12°58′E / 17.000°S 12.967°E / -17.000; 12.967 (Namibia)  Namibia
17°0′S 13°25′E / 17.000°S 13.417°E / -17.000; 13.417 (Angola)  Angola
17°0′S 22°40′E / 17.000°S 22.667°E / -17.000; 22.667 (Zambia)  Zambia The border with Zimbabwe is in Lake Kariba
17°0′S 27°48′E / 17.000°S 27.800°E / -17.000; 27.800 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
17°0′S 32°53′E / 17.000°S 32.883°E / -17.000; 32.883 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
17°0′S 35°3′E / 17.000°S 35.050°E / -17.000; 35.050 (Malawi)  Malawi
17°0′S 35°18′E / 17.000°S 35.300°E / -17.000; 35.300 (Mozambique)  Mozambique
17°0′S 39°5′E / 17.000°S 39.083°E / -17.000; 39.083 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel - passing just north of Juan de Nova Island,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
17°0′S 44°14′E / 17.000°S 44.233°E / -17.000; 44.233 (Mozambique)  Madagascar
17°0′S 49°33′E / 17.000°S 49.550°E / -17.000; 49.550 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
17°0′S 49°51′E / 17.000°S 49.850°E / -17.000; 49.850 (Mozambique)  Madagascar Île Sainte-Marie
17°0′S 49°53′E / 17.000°S 49.883°E / -17.000; 49.883 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of Coco Island,  Mauritius
17°0′S 122°21′E / 17.000°S 122.350°E / -17.000; 122.350 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
17°0′S 123°15′E / 17.000°S 123.250°E / -17.000; 123.250 (King Sound) King Sound
17°0′S 123°49′E / 17.000°S 123.817°E / -17.000; 123.817 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland - mainland and Wellesley Islands
17°0′S 139°5′E / 17.000°S 139.083°E / -17.000; 139.083 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria
17°0′S 139°16′E / 17.000°S 139.267°E / -17.000; 139.267 (Australia)  Australia Queensland - Horseshoe Island
17°0′S 139°17′E / 17.000°S 139.283°E / -17.000; 139.283 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria
17°0′S 139°29′E / 17.000°S 139.483°E / -17.000; 139.483 (Australia)  Australia Queensland - Bentnick Island
17°0′S 139°31′E / 17.000°S 139.517°E / -17.000; 139.517 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria
17°0′S 140°57′E / 17.000°S 140.950°E / -17.000; 140.950 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
17°0′S 145°53′E / 17.000°S 145.883°E / -17.000; 145.883 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing through the Coral Sea Islands Territory,  Australia
17°0′S 168°37′E / 17.000°S 168.617°E / -17.000; 168.617 (Vanuatu)  Vanuatu Island of Tongariki
17°0′S 168°38′E / 17.000°S 168.633°E / -17.000; 168.633 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
17°0′S 177°20′E / 17.000°S 177.333°E / -17.000; 177.333 (Fiji)  Fiji Yasawa Islands
17°0′S 177°21′E / 17.000°S 177.350°E / -17.000; 177.350 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Bligh Water
17°0′S 178°42′E / 17.000°S 178.700°E / -17.000; 178.700 (Fiji)  Fiji Vanua Levu island
17°0′S 178°46′E / 17.000°S 178.767°E / -17.000; 178.767 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Koro Sea
17°0′S 179°55′E / 17.000°S 179.917°E / -17.000; 179.917 (Fiji)  Fiji Taveuni island
17°0′S 179°57′E / 17.000°S 179.950°E / -17.000; 179.950 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just north of the Lau Islands,  Fiji
Passing just south of Maupihaa atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Raiatea island,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Huahine island,  French Polynesia
17°0′S 149°35′W / 17.000°S 149.583°W / -17.000; -149.583 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Tetiaroa atoll
17°0′S 149°32′W / 17.000°S 149.533°W / -17.000; -149.533 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Tahanea atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just north of Motutunga atoll,  French Polynesia
Passing just south of Tepoto atoll,  French Polynesia
17°0′S 143°5′W / 17.000°S 143.083°W / -17.000; -143.083 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Marutea atoll
17°0′S 143°4′W / 17.000°S 143.067°W / -17.000; -143.067 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Rekareka atoll,  French Polynesia
17°0′S 72°6′W / 17.000°S 72.100°W / -17.000; -72.100 (Peru)  Peru
17°0′S 69°22′W / 17.000°S 69.367°W / -17.000; -69.367 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
17°0′S 58°25′W / 17.000°S 58.417°W / -17.000; -58.417 (Brazil)  Brazil Mato Grosso
Goiás
Minas Gerais
Bahia
17°0′S 39°10′W / 17.000°S 39.167°W / -17.000; -39.167 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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