# What are the 2 major longitude?

## What are the 2 major longitude?

Some Important Longitudes include: 1. Prime Meridian = Longitude 0o (Greenwich Meridian). 2. International Date Line (Longitude 180o).

## What are the two most important lines of longitude?

The Equator, Tropics, and Prime Meridian All three lines of latitude are significant in their relationship between Earth and the sun. Running in the opposite direction, north-south, the prime meridian is one of the most important lines of longitude on Earth.

How many degrees of longitude are there?

360 degrees
There are 360 degrees of longitude (+180° eastward and −180° westward.). The longitude line of 0 degrees is known as the Prime Meridian and it divides the world into the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere.

### What are the two types of location?

Geographers can describe the location of a place in one of two ways: absolute and relative. Both are descriptives of where a geographic location is. Let’s learn about the difference between absolute and relative location.

### How many degrees are there per line of longitude and latitude?

Lines of latitude and longitude intersect, creating a grid that allows anyone in any location to pinpoint a geographic location. There are 360 degrees of longitude (because meridians make Great Circles around the globe), and there are 180 degrees of latitude.

Which is the most important longitude?

82o 30′ E, longitude is the most important longitude of our country.

• To avoid confusion and chaos in all activities to be caused by having a different local time for different places.
• The central Meridian 820 30′ E is taken as the Indian Standard Time.
• It is accepted all over the country for uniformity of time.

## Where is 23.5 degrees north latitude?

The Tropic of Cancer
The Tropic of Cancer is a parallel of latitude on the Earth, 23.5 degrees north of the equator. On the northern summer solstice/southern winter solstice (around the 21st June each year), the Sun reaches its most northerly declination of +23.5 degrees.

## What is the main line of longitude?

prime meridian
The meridian that runs through Greenwich, England, is internationally accepted as the line of 0 degrees longitude, or prime meridian. The antimeridian is halfway around the world, at 180 degrees. It is the basis for the International Date Line.

What is the distance between 2 latitudes?

-The distance between two successive latitudes is approximately 111 km and the distance of each degree at the equator is 110.567 km.

### What are the 2 characteristics of place?

Places are jointly characterized by their physical and human properties. Their physical characteristics include landforms, climate, soils, and hydrology. Things such as language, religion, political systems, economic systems, and population distribution are examples of human characteristics.

### What is the unit of longitude and latitude in describing location?

degree
The unit of measurement for latitude and longitude is called a degree, which is indicated by a small circle to the upper left after a latitude or longitude is given (ex. 60°).

What distance is 1 degree of longitude?

One degree of latitude equals approximately 364,000 feet (69 miles), one minute equals 6,068 feet (1.15 miles), and one-second equals 101 feet. One-degree of longitude equals 288,200 feet (54.6 miles), one minute equals 4,800 feet (0.91 mile), and one second equals 80 feet.