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Meridians or Longitude 

  • The globe has two sets of circles: parallels and meridians
  • Parallels run from east to west and are parallel to the equator
  • Meridians run from north to south and pass through the poles
  • Half of a meridian between the poles is called a semicircle
  • The parallels and meridians intersect at right angles ( 90° )
  • The network of parallels and meridians on a globe is called the earth’s grid or the geographic grid
  • The parallels and meridians can be used to define the location and direction of any place on the globe or on the map

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 13 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.