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# PPT: Latitude & Longitude Notes | EduRev

## UPSC : PPT: Latitude & Longitude Notes | EduRev

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GEOGRAPHY
CRASH COURSE
CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING
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GEOGRAPHY
CRASH COURSE
CAPSTONE IAS LEARNING
Latitudes and Longitudes
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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
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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.
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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.
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