What is latitude?
In geography, latitude is the distance on the earth’s surface, north or south
of the Equator, expressed in angular measurements from 0° at the
Equator to 90° (North or South). Southern latitudes can also be
expressed as negative number where -90° is at the South Pole.
Lines of latitude run parallel to the Equator. Latitude and
longitude can be used together
to specify a precise location on the Earth.
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Latitude is expressed in degrees North or South of
the Equator. Other important latitude lines include the tropic
circles, the Arctic Circle, and the Antarctic Circle.