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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Latitude and Longitude


Latitude is a Geographic co-ordination that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth’s surface. Latitude is the angle which ranges from 00 at the Equator to 900 (North or South) at the Poles.

  1. What is Latitude?  :  - Imaginary Lines.
  2. Measurement of Latitude is done by     : - Degree, Minute and Second.
  3. How much length is there in each 1 Degree? : -       111 K.M
  4. Total Latitude lines: 180 (North Pole: 90 and South Pole: 90).
  5. Tropic of Cancer is 23 ½ 0 North Latitude.
  6. Tropic of Capricorn is 23 ½ degree South Latitude.
  7. 66 ½ degree North Latitude is called Artic Circle
  8. 66 ½ degree South Latitude is called Antarctic Circle.
  9. 0 degree Latitude = Equator Line.

  1. What is Longitude? : - Imaginary Lines.
  2. In each 1degree Longitude, what is the time difference? : - 4min.
  3. In 15 degree longitude, what is the time difference? : - 1 Hr.
  4. Longitude is also called Meridian of Longitudes.
  5. Longitude is measure is Degree, Minutes and Seconds.  60 second equals to one minute and one minute equals to? : - 1 Degree
  6. Total longitudinal lines: - 360 (180 in South Pole and 180 in North Pole in difference of 1/1 degree.)

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