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Key Geography Concepts: Longitude and Latitude

Longitude and Latitude - Where are we?

DEFINITION : Longitude and Latitude


Longitude  and Latitude 

Longitude: the distance east or west, measured in degrees, from the Greenwich meridian.

Latitude:     the distance of a place from the equator, measured in degrees


  • The world's grid referencing system
  • very accurate 
  • The same all around the world

Learn about Planet Earth : Longitude and Latitude

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