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Chapter 2 Class 6 Geography - Latitudes and Longitudes

How is the axis of the earth useful in locating places on the globe?



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  • The axis of the earth helps define the lines of latitude and longitude , which are imaginary lines that divide the earth into a grid of coordinates.

  • The lines of latitude measure how far a place is from the equator , in degrees north or south. The equator is the most important line of latitude, as it divides the earth into two equal halves called hemispheres .

  • The lines of longitude measure how far a place is from the prime meridian , in degrees east or west. The prime meridian is the most important line of longitude, as it passes through Greenwich, a borough of London.

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