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Latitude and Longitude

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latitude
a measure of how far north or south a place is from the equator
parallels
another name for lines of latitude
degrees
used to measure distances and show locations on Earth's surface
longitude
imaginary lines that run between the North and South pole
prime meridian
the starting place for measuring lines of longitude, it is marked zero degrees on maps
meridian
another name for line of longitude
equator
the latitude line at zero degrees which divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres