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Latitude & Longitude
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Latitude & Longitude

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  • 1. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
  • 2. LATITUDE
    • Latitude lines run horizontally and are also known as parallels since they are parallel and are an equal distance from each other.
    • Each degree of latitude is approximately 111 km apart
  • 3. LATITUDE - QUICK FACTS
    • Degrees latitude are numbered from 0° to 90° north and south .
    • Zero degrees is the equator , the imaginary line which divides our planet into the northern and southern hemispheres .
    • 90° north is the North Pole and 90° south is the South Pole .
  • 4. LONGITUDE
    • The vertical longitude lines are also known as meridians . They converge at the poles and are widest at the equator (about 111 km apart).
  • 5. LONGITUDE - QUICK FACTS
    • Zero degrees longitude, also called the Prime Meridian, is located at Greenwich, England (0°).
    • The degrees continue 180° east and 180° west where they meet and form the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 6. Locating places within the grid :
    • To precisely locate points on the earth's surface, degrees longitude and latitude have been divided into minutes (') and seconds (").
    • There are 60 minutes in each degree. Each minute is divided into 60 seconds. Seconds can be further divided into tenths, hundredths, or even thousandths.

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