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World Geography : Latitudes & Longitudes

Parallels of latitude are imaginary lines that run east-west and are measured in degrees from 0o to 90o, north or south of the equator. Meridians of longitude are imaginary lines that run north-south between the two poles and are measured in degrees from 0o to 180o, east or west of the Prime Meridian.

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Latitudes and longitudes form a network of _______ lines which allow us to locate any place on the earth's surface.
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The _______ is at a latitude of 0o.
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The earth's _______ is an imaginary line that connects the north and south poles and passes through the center of the earth.
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_______ is a South American country that takes its name from a line of latitude.
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The equator divides the earth into two equal halves called the northern and southern _______.
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The special latitude at 66 1/2o S is called the _______ Circle.
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The longitude of 0o is called the _______ Meridian.
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