Soweto Geographic coordinates

Soweto is located at latitude -26.26781 and longitude 27.85849. It is part of Africa and the southern hemisphere.

Decimal coordinates

Simple standard

-26.26781, 27.85849

DD Coodinates

Decimal Degrees

26.2678° S 27.8585° E

DMS Coordinates

Degrees, Minutes and Seconds

26°16'4.1'' S 27°51.509' E

The geographic coordinate system enables any place in the world to be located using its latitude and longitude. The latitude is the position relative to the equator, specifying the north-south position. The longitude specifies the east-west position measured from a reference meridian (usually the Greenwich Prime Meridian). The latitude and longitude of Soweto have been calculated based on the geodetic datum WGS84.

Map of Soweto with coordinates

Latitude and longitude of South Africa

There are many systems and formats to represent geographic coordinates. The following table matches the equivalence between the most common formats:

System Latitude Longitude
Simple decimal standard -26.26781 27.85849
Decimal Degrees (DD) 26.2678° S 27.8585° E
Degrees and Decimal Minutes (DDM) 26°16.069' S 27°51.509' E
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds (DMS) 26°16'4.1'' S 27°51'30.6'' E

Cities at the same latitude as Soweto

City Coordinates
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina -26.82414, -65.2226
Joinville, Brazil -26.30444, -48.84556
Johannesburg, South Africa -26.20227, 28.04363
Blumenau, Brazil -26.91944, -49.06611
Formosa, Argentina -26.18489, -58.17313

Cities at the same longitude as Soweto

City Coordinates
Minsk, Belarus 53.9, 27.56667
Varna, Bulgaria 43.21667, 27.91667
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo -11.66089, 27.47938
Yazmir, Turkey 38.41273, 27.13838
Brăila, Romania 45.27152, 27.97429