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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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1.

_______ is an inhabited continent that is entirely south of the equator.
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2.

The Tropic of _______ is at a latitude of 23 degrees 28 minutes north of the equator.
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3.

Each degree of longitude corresponds to a time difference of _______ minutes.
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4.

Longitudes are imaginary semi-circles that meet at the two _______.
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5.

_______ is a South American country that takes its name from a line of latitude.
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6.

The special latitude at 66 1/2o N is called the _______ Circle.
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7.

The longitude of 0o is called the _______ Meridian.
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