Page 1 GEOGRAPHY CRASH COURSE CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING Page 2 GEOGRAPHY CRASH COURSE CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING Latitudes and Longitudes Page 3 GEOGRAPHY CRASH COURSE CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING Latitudes and Longitudes •Latitudes and Longitudes are imaginary lines used to determine the location of a place on earth. •The shape of the earth is ‘Geoi d’. And the location of a place on the earth can be mentioned in terms of latitudes and longitudes. •Example: The location of New Delhi is 28° N, 77° E Page 4 GEOGRAPHY CRASH COURSE CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING Latitudes and Longitudes •Latitudes and Longitudes are imaginary lines used to determine the location of a place on earth. •The shape of the earth is ‘Geoi d’. And the location of a place on the earth can be mentioned in terms of latitudes and longitudes. •Example: The location of New Delhi is 28° N, 77° E Latitude • Latitude is the angular distance of a point on the earth’s surface, measured in degrees from the center of the earth. • As the earth is slightly flattened at the poles, the linear distance of a degree of latitude at the pole is a little longer than that at the equator. • For example at the equator (0°) it is 68.704 miles, at 45° it is 69.054 miles and at the poles it is 69.407 miles. The average is taken as 69 miles (111km). • 1 mile = 1.607 km. Page 5 GEOGRAPHY CRASH COURSE CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING Latitudes and Longitudes •Latitudes and Longitudes are imaginary lines used to determine the location of a place on earth. •The shape of the earth is ‘Geoi d’. And the location of a place on the earth can be mentioned in terms of latitudes and longitudes. •Example: The location of New Delhi is 28° N, 77° E Latitude • Latitude is the angular distance of a point on the earth’s surface, measured in degrees from the center of the earth. • As the earth is slightly flattened at the poles, the linear distance of a degree of latitude at the pole is a little longer than that at the equator. • For example at the equator (0°) it is 68.704 miles, at 45° it is 69.054 miles and at the poles it is 69.407 miles. The average is taken as 69 miles (111km). • 1 mile = 1.607 km.Read More

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