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# The total number of parallels across the globe isa)179b)360c)80d)90Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

## UPSC Question

 Beshika Angelin Apr 10, 2020
89 lines in northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere respectively+ 1 equator totally 179

 Priya Raj May 21, 2020
181

 Janmenjaya Senapati Apr 26, 2020
Parallel of latitudes are horizontal circular imaginary lines on the earth surface so we can imagine infinite numbers of latitudes. But if we imagine the lines at an interval of 1 degree then total number will be 181.

All the latitudes are parallel with each other.Equator(imaginary horizontal circular line that divides earth in to two equal halves) is zero degree latitudes and is taken as reference.From the equator we have 90 parallels towards north pole and 90 parallels towards south pole (At poles we can imagine a point and not a circle) and both the poles are 90 degree latitudes.So in total we have 181 parallels (90 northwards+90 south wards+ equator).

Some people say 179 latitudes by not taking poles(as pole is not a circular line) so don't confused with that.....poles are also latitudes.

 Priyanshu Intelligent Sep 23, 2020
Very simple mate .

There are 90 latitudes to the north of equator and 90 latitudes to the south of the equator. Counting the equator there are 90+90+1=181 latitudes.

 Shakti Mishra May 31, 2018
A

 Anshuman Kumar Aug 27, 2020

 Jaya Gayathri May 04, 2020
Totally 181 parallels across the globe because 90 in northern hemisphere , 90 parallels in southern hemisphere and one in centre (i.e) the equator
therefore 90+90+1=181

Very simple question...
there are 90 parallel on northern hemisphere and 90on southern hemisphere and one equator..
total:90+90+1=181.

 Muskan Rani Aug 10, 2020
181 parallels

 Rifa Mariyam Dec 11, 2019
180

 Mayur Chaudhari Jun 19, 2020
179

 Pawan Jha Jun 04, 2020
The equator is between of the earth. Correct answer is A because only 360 was divided by 2 after subtracted by 1. 181-1=180÷2=90.

 Lakshay Sharma Jun 15, 2020
360

 Naeem Ansari May 16, 2020
90 parallels in northern hemisphere ,90 parallels in southern hemisphere and 1 is equator so equal to 181 parallels in globe

 Shikha Shikha Jul 03, 2020
The count of whole-degree “lines” of latitude (the poles, the equator, and those in between) is indeed 181 . Of course that is because there are 360 degrees in a circle. Now the count of whole-degree lines of longitude is 360 …so why does latitude differ?

On a sphere (which our planet nominally is) all points are created equal so the difficulty is how to orient oneself. Fortunately the Earth spins (fairly stably) on an axis so we have its poles to use as a reference. Thus evenly-spaced lines of longitude were devised which pass through those poles: 360 of them…easy peasy.

That accounts for one dimension of the sphere’s two-dimensional surface, but what about the other one? One might manufacture two more “poles” equidistant from the real ones. But, boy, what a mess of grid lines that would make! A much better solution was to have evenly-spaced parallel circles which shrunk in size as they approached each pole: the lines of latitude. Now if one were to traverse a line of longitude all the way around the world one would cover 360 degrees of latitude. However that counts each (non-pole) latitude twice so the “proper” count is the aforementioned 181 .

But then, one may ask, why are there 360 degrees in a circle? Well, blame the Babylonians. There are two schools of thought as to exactly how that number arose.

 Surobhi Roy Jul 23, 2020
The total number of latitudes (the angular distance) is 90+90+1(Equator) = 181. The total number of parallels of latitude is 181–2(the poles are points) = 179.

 Tiya Jingar May 21, 2020

 Rishita T May 31, 2018
There are 181 altitudes altogether. The latitude ; a circled shape imaginary line: drawn parallel to each other. They are equal numbers on both the northern and southern. Generally, both the last southern and northern circles can't be considered as real circles since they terminate as a point. However, it can be considered as an imaginary infinite circle. Thus 90 southern latitudes, an equator, 90 northern latitudes equal 181. Beside, there are only 179 real circled latitudes in total.

 Bharath Reddy Gundala May 21, 2020
90 in northern hemisphere 90in southern hemisphere and one equator = 181

 Jyothi Tumu Jun 22, 2020

There are total 181 parallels of latitudes.90 in northern hemisphere +90 in southern hemisphere+1equator.
we generally think that poles are the only points not the parallels but it is our misunderstanding because we assume this according to globe which is very small representation of earth but in actual ,if we see the earth ,these small points on globe which shows the poles are a vast flat area which is parallel to all other latitudes.

 Santosh Rajak Jun 15, 2020
B)360

 Sher Singh Jun 14, 2020
There are 181 lines of the parallels across the globe. since 90 lines in Nothern hemisphere, 90 lines in Southern hemisphere and 1 equator. that's why total number of parallels across the globe is ( 90+90+1)=181. but if 179 lines have been given in the option, in that condition, this is the correct answer because 1 northern and 1 southern pole not lines become in globe. that's reason total number of parallels across of the globe is ( 89+89+1)=179.

 Reetika Bhatt Dec 19, 2020
180 lines.

 Simaran Kaur Jun 21, 2020
May be360

 ꧁༒gundagi༒꧂ ꧁༒विरेश༒꧂ Aug 19, 2020
181 parallels

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

 Dhruvi Shah Dec 03, 2020
181 parallels

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

There is no option for choice 181 parallels

 Deepinder Shergill Sep 05, 2020
90 N latitudes and 90 south ones 0- equator
total 181
with north pole and south pole being points merely points
reduced to 179

 Rishik Acharya Sep 17, 2020
The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

181 parellal

 Jatoth Ramkishan Aug 19, 2020
EH 90+NH90+EQ1=181

 Komal Barve Aug 02, 2020
Totally 181 parallels across the global cz.. 90 in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and remain one in Centre in short... the equator.. therefore (90+90+1) =181
hence th correct option is à. 181

 Davinderkaur Davinderkau Jul 30, 2020
The EARTH is divided by the Equator into 2 equal halves know as the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE (with 90 parallels) and the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE ( with 90 parallels) there 180 parallels along with the Equator. make a total of 181 parallels across the Globe.

Correct answer is A.that is 181

 Tejpal Dhanda Jul 20, 2020
There are 181 latitudes ,90 in north and 90 in south and one equator. When coming to longitudes there are 360 longitude. Prime Meridian, 179 East, 180 degree longitude
179 West.

We add the number :90(northern) +90(southern) + 1(the equator) =181 ;

 Vivekanand Classes Jun 13, 2020
B

 Reema Singh Aug 11, 2020

 Anshu Chaudhary Aug 01, 2020
89 lines it's a good question

 Tajing Jomyang Jun 12, 2020
360 degree

 Rajpratim Sarma Jun 17, 2020
As per NCERT total no of parallels =179 excluding the Equator,
The two poles can be excluded as they are just points.

But the ans. can be 181 if we consider the Equator,
As 90 North latitude+90 South Latitude+1 Equator=181

 Santosh Mishra Apr 12, 2020
I think correct option is 180

 Manoj Kumar Aug 26, 2020
181 including equator

 Snehalba Raol Oct 03, 2020
I don't have any idea.

 Aravindha Krishnan Aug 30, 2020
1 parallel = 1 deg.
90 (Northern hemisphere)+90 (southern hemisphere)+1 (equator) =181

 Abhishek Phogat Oct 18, 2020
181 is correct
...

 Study Ernet Aug 29, 2020
Ans- option A,

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

 User4593205 Aug 19, 2020
The earth is divided by equator into two equal halves known as northern hemisphere (with 90 hemisphere) and southern hemisphere (also with 90 hemisphere).

These 180 parallels along with the equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe..

 Priyanka Soni Sep 28, 2020
179, where 89lines in northern and southern hemisphere and 1 in equater i.e total 179 parallels across the globe

 Saritha Kummari Apr 10, 2021
The southern hemisphere have 80 parallel line and northern hemisphere 80 parallels with in 1 equator it total 181

A)181

 Ankur Srivastava Jul 23, 2020
In northern hemisphere, leaving equator (0 degree), there are 90 parallel lines each for one degree. Similarly 90 parallel lines are in southern hemisphere.
Now adding altogether including equator line, we get 181 lines.

There are 90 latitudes to the north of equator and 90 latitudes to the south of equator. counting the equator 90+90+1=181.it is because the globe on which all imaginary line run has the capacity of that much only

 Nisha Begum Jun 14, 2020
If parallels of latitude drawn
90 parallels in the northern hemisphere and
90 parallels in the southern hemisphere
and 1 in equator
so 90+90+1=181

 Sai Nath Apr 23, 2020
Sir I suggestion 89 +89+=178 kadha

 Ansh Awasthi May 20, 2020
Total 181 parallels across the globe because 90 in northern hemisphere, 90 parallels in southern hemisphere and One in center that is the equator
Therefore -:
90+90+1=181

 E Thangaperumal Jan 02, 2021
1288082

 Saranya Veera Jul 25, 2020
Northern hemisphere 90 , southern hemisphere 90 and equator 1 totally 181

 Preethi Angel Sep 05, 2020
179..
90 in southern and 90 in northern nd 1 equator
parallels=181-2=179..

 Prakhya Shrivastava Jul 19, 2020
Northern hemisphere with 90 parallels, southern hemisphere with 90 parallels and a equator hence total 181 parallels across the globe.

 Murthy Akella Jul 19, 2020
C

 Sneha Gite Jun 26, 2020
The earth is divided into two parts southern and northern, southern with 90 parallels and northern with 90 parallels. These 180 parallels with equator is 181.

 Ronith Kolwalkar Jul 31, 2020
181...90×2+1

 Vizzer Live Oct 18, 2020
Hey buddy

Actually the option you given is wrong,The answer should be 181 now about explanation- Our Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These Northern and Southern hemisphere makes 180 parallels and along with the Equator it make a total of 181 parallels across the globe....You can check it in oxfords atlas....

 Best Ever Jul 25, 2020
Option A. 181
parallel means latitude so 90 in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and 1 is 0 degree so.... 90+90+1=181.

 Devansh Sharma Jul 20, 2020
The Earth is divided by the equator into 2 equal halves known as Northern Hemisphere having 90 parallel & Southern Hemisphere also having 90 parallel and 1 is Equator. S total is 181.

 Madhumita Nayak Nayak Sep 07, 2020
A) 179

 Zakiya #guru Ki Shishyay May 29, 2020
The answer is 181. We know that total degree of latitudes are 180° i.e 90° in the north and 90°in the south.
But the total number of parallel have been asked and the answer is 181.
90 parallel in the north and 90 parallels in the south and one parallels i.e equator in the middle.
So we say that there is 181 number of parallel and 180°of parallels.

 Srishty Raj Sep 20, 2020
The earth is divided by the equator into town equal halves known as the Northern hemisphere And Southern hemisphere ( with 90' parallels ). ...Now,, the equator is between of the earth.correct answer is A because only 360 was divided by 2 after subtracted by 1.
181-1=180÷2=90.

 Nisha Raj Jun 16, 2020
181 parallels across the globe..90 in Southern hemisphere 90 in northern hemisphere and 1 is the equator that divides both the hemisphere..!!total 181

 Syed Sahadht Gillani Jun 22, 2020
The northern most latitude is 90N and the southern most is 90S. This makes the total number of latitudes 90+90+1 (including 0 degree - equator) = 181

The western most longitude is 180W and the eastern most longitude is 180E; incidentally, 180W and 180E are the same longitude. This is called the 180th meridian and also the international date line.

Therefore, the total number of longitudes is 180+180+1–1 (180 west longitudes, 180 east longitudes, -1 because 180E and 180W are the same longitude, +1 for 0degree longitude - the prime meridian) = 360
Therefore, the total number of latitudes are 181; and the total number of longitudes are 360.

 Dolly Warsi Jul 23, 2020
Northern hemisphere is 90
southern hemisphere is 90
1 equator 90+90+1= 181

 Shubham Gupta Sep 02, 2020

 Kriti Sinha May 30, 2020
90

A) 179
Because in northern hemisphere as well as in the southern hemisphere there are 89 parallels of latitudes and 1 that equator therefore 89+89+1= 179

The total number of parallel is179

 Aruna Lakshakar Aug 28, 2020
The total number of parallels across the globe is

The total number of latitudes (the angular distance) is 90+90+1(Equator) = 181. The total number of parallels of latitude is 181–2(the poles are points) = 179.

 Akash A S Naik Aug 06, 2020
Total 181 parallels line 90 in parallel lines in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and 1in center of the earth

 Chhavi Tripathi May 30, 2020
Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

 Yadav Rahul Katar Ahir May 30, 2020
Anyone tell me answer how options no .a

 Clement Solanki Dec 02, 2020
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 ༄❖Mʀ.᭄〆『KARTIK』☆✓ May 24, 2020
The correct answer is 181 lines

 Dr.rani Purre Aug 09, 2020
181.

 Ram Krishna Jul 04, 2020
Parallel lines then you are talking about latitude. because, longitudes are not parallel to each other, they shrink towards poles.
an9d no of total parallel lines is 181
90( from 1°N- 90°N) lines in northern hemisphere
90(from 1°S-90°S) lines in southern hemisphere
1( 0°)is equtorial line
so, they are total 181 in numbers.
90°N and 90°S is just like a point.
so, if we are talking about parallel , they will be 179 in numbers.

 Sunita Machhua Sep 13, 2020
89 lines in northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere respectively +1 equator totally 179 .