Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 56° south passes through:
|Co-ordinates||Country, territory or sea||Notes|
|Pacific Ocean||Passing just south of Hornos Island (Cape Horn), Chile|
The 55th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 55 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.
At this latitude the sun is visible for 17 hours, 22 minutes during the December solstice and 7 hours, 10 minutes during the June solstice.56th parallel
56th parallel may refer to:
56th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere
56th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere57th parallel south
The 57th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 57 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, 53 minutes during the December solstice and 6 hours, 43 minutes during the June solstice.List of circles of latitude
Following is a list of circles of latitude on Earth.