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Latitude and Longitude Printout Glossary
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Using the definitions below, label the latitudes and longitudes on the world map.
90º N - the North Pole.
45º N - a line of latitude that runs through the northern USA, central Europe, and central Asia.
0º Latitude - the equator, a line of latitude that runs through northern South America and central Africa.
45º S - a line of latitude that runs through the southern tip of South America and southern New Zealand.
90º S - the South Pole.
180º W - a line of longitude that runs through the Midway Islands, half-way around the globe from the Prime Meridian. 180º W is the same as 180º W
135º W - a line of longitude that runs through the far west of Canada.
90º W - a line of longitude that runs through Canada and the USA (near the Mississippi River) and Guatemala (in Central America).
45º W - a line of longitude that runs through Greenland and eastern Brazil.
0º Longitude - a line of longitude that runs through Greenwich, England, western France, eastern Spain, Algeria, and other west African countries. Also known as the Prime Meridian.
45º E - a line of longitude that runs through western Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the Horn of Africa.
90º E - a line of longitude that runs through central Russia, western China, and eastern India.
135º E - a line of longitude that runs through eastern Russia, Japan, and Australia.
180º E - a line of longitude that runs through the Midway Islands, half-way around the globe from the Prime Meridian. 180º E is the same as 180º W.



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