# GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

## GK

### WORLD GEOGRAPHY

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How many degrees is the equator?
 A 0 degrees latitude B 0 degrees longitude C 180 degrees longitude D 90 degrees latitude
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -The Equator is the line of 0 degrees latitude. Each parallel measures one degree north or south of the Equator, with 90 degrees north of the Equator and 90 degrees south of the Equator. The latitude of the North Pole is 90 degrees N, and the latitude of the South Pole is 90 degrees S.

Detailed explanation-2: -The equator represents the zero degree latitude. Since the distance from the equator to either of the poles is one-fourth of a circle round the earth, it will measure ¼th of 360 degrees, i.e. 90°. Thus, 90 degrees north latitude marks the North Pole and 90 degrees south latitude marks the South Pole.

Detailed explanation-3: -Null Island is the point on Earth’s surface at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude ( 0°N 0°E), i.e., where the prime meridian and the equator intersect. Null Island is located in international waters in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 600 km off the coast of West Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea.

Detailed explanation-4: -The location in the Gulf of Guinea (South Atlantic Ocean) off the west African coast known as Null Island is named after the point where the prime meridian and the equator intersect. It is located at latitude 0 and longitude 0 degrees.

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