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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.

There are 180 parallels of latitude and _______ meridians of longitude.
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2.

Latitudes are imaginary circles _______ to the equator in each hemisphere of the earth.
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3.

The Tropic of _______ is at a latitude of 23 degrees 27 minutes south of the equator.
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4.

The _______ is at a latitude of 0o.
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5.

The Tropic of _______ is at a latitude of 23 degrees 28 minutes north of the equator.
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6.

Latitudes and longitudes form a network of _______ lines which allow us to locate any place on the earth's surface.
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7.

The equator divides the earth into two equal halves called the northern and southern _______.
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