The total number of parallels across the globe is
a)181
b)360
c)180
d)90
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

By Vidhi Bhateja · Dec 11, 2019 ·UPSC
23 Answers
Beshika Angelin answered Apr 10, 2020
89 lines in northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere respectively+ 1 equator totally 179

Janmenjaya Senapati answered 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.

Tiya Jingar answered 3 weeks ago
180 answer is right

Pawan Jha answered 3 days ago
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.

Bharath Reddy Gundala answered 3 weeks ago
90 in northern hemisphere 90in southern hemisphere and one equator = 181

Naeem Ansari answered 4 weeks ago
90 parallels in northern hemisphere ,90 parallels in southern hemisphere and 1 is equator so equal to 181 parallels in globe

Jaya Gayathri answered 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

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

Rishita T answered 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.

Mohammad Asif answered Apr 13, 2020
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

Yadav Rahul Katar Ahir answered 1 week ago
Anyone tell me answer how options no .a

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

Sapna Rani answered 3 weeks ago
Parallel of latitude are horizontal circular imaginary lines on the earth surface so we can imagine infinite number of latitude. they are equal number on earth on both the northern and southern.

Zakiya #guru Ki Shishyay answered 2 weeks ago
The answer is 180...
90 parallels in the North of the equator and 90 parallels in the south of the equator.

Ansh Awasthi answered 3 weeks ago
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

Chhavi Tripathi answered 1 week ago
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.
I hope you got your answer.

Kartik Anudeep answered 2 weeks ago
The correct answer is 181 lines

Mastermind Of All Subjec answered 3 weeks ago
The correct answer is a) that is 181 because there are 90 latitudes are in North and 90 latitudes in South and 1 latitude in the middle of the earth

Sandeep Kumar answered 1 week ago
Northern hemisphere - 90 parallels from above equator 1degree to 90 degree at north pole.
Southern hemisphere - 90 parallels from below equator 1 degree to 90degree at south pole.
One parallel is equator at 0 degree.

total = 90+90+1= 181

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