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Latitude and Longitude

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Latitude Longitude

 

 

 

 

 

What is Latitude and Longitude?

 

Latitude is:
Measurement of distance in degrees north or south of the Equator

 

 

Longitude is:
Measurement of distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian

 


 

The Earth's circumference is divided into 360 degrees .

Each degree represented by an imaginary line running either east-west or north-south on the surface of the Earth.

The prime meridian is the imaginary line which runs through the geographic North Pole to the geographic South Pole. It passes through Greenwich England.

 

 

The prime meridian is defined as 0 degE and 0 degW.

Each longitude line to the west of Greenwich is labeled 1-180 degW,

Each meridian to the east of Greenwich is labeled 1-180 degE.

 

 


 

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