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56th parallel south

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56th parallel south

The 56th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 56 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 17 hours, 37 minutes during the December solstice and 6 hours, 57 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 56° south passes through:

References

56th parallel south Wikipedia


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