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0 degrees (between the North and South Pole


an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator


distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured in degrees from a certain meridian (line from the North to the South Pole).


half of a sphere... Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western

Prime Meridian

line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude

2 Continents in Western Hemisphere

North america, South America

5 Continents in Eastern hemisphere

Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antartica

longitude lines

get closer together towards the poles

lines of latitude


Global Address

The specific location where a line of latitude and a line of longitude cross

grid system

lines of latitude and longitude that are used to locate specific points on a globe


3D round shape (earth)


copy of something often smaller


a key, part of map that shows title and explains its symbols


a design that represents something else


relationship between an actual distance on the Earth and that on the map


one of the seven largest lands on Earth


one of the five largest bodies of water on Earth

Cardinal Directions

North, South, East, West


special drawing of a place as seen from directly above


model of the earth that is spherical, more acurate than a map

compass rose

the symbol on a map that shows direction`

international boundary line

shows where one country ends and another begins

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