68th parallel south Information (Geography)

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The 68th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 68 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane, in the Antarctic. It crosses the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 68° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Continent or ocean Notes
68°0′S 0°0′E / 68.000°S 0.000°E / -68.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Southern Ocean King Haakon VII Sea, south of the Atlantic Ocean
68°0′S 44°3′E / 68.000°S 44.050°E / -68.000; 44.050 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by   Norway
68°0′S 45°0′E / 68.000°S 45.000°E / -68.000; 45.000 Enderby Land, Kemp Land, Mac. Robertson Land, claimed by   Australia
68°0′S 70°45′E / 68.000°S 70.750°E / -68.000; 70.750 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Prydz Bay, Cooperation Sea, south of the Indian Ocean
68°0′S 80°3′E / 68.000°S 80.050°E / -68.000; 80.050 Antarctica Princess Elizabeth Land, Wilhelm II Land, Queen Mary Land, Wilkes Land, claimed by   Australia
68°0′S 136°0′E / 68.000°S 136.000°E / -68.000; 136.000 Adélie Land, claimed by   France
68°0′S 142°0′E / 68.000°S 142.000°E / -68.000; 142.000 George V Land, claimed by   Australia
68°0′S 148°31′E / 68.000°S 148.517°E / -68.000; 148.517 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Pacific Ocean
68°0′S 67°13′W / 68.000°S 67.217°W / -68.000; -67.217 (Antarctica) Antarctica Alexander Island and Antarctic Peninsula, claimed by   Argentina,   Chile and   United Kingdom (overlapping claims)
68°0′S 60°6′W / 68.000°S 60.100°W / -68.000; -60.100 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Weddell Sea, south of the Atlantic Ocean

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