# GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

## GK

### WORLD GEOGRAPHY

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Lines of latitude measure the distance north and south of the
 A equator B prime meridian C 180 degrees latitude D 90 degrees latitude
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -Latitude measures the distance north or south of the equator. Lines of latitude, also called parallels, are imaginary lines that divide the Earth. They run east to west, but measure your distance north or south. The equator is the most well known parallel.

Detailed explanation-2: -Latitudes are horizontal lines that measure distance north or south of the equator. Longitudes are vertical lines that measure east or west of the meridian in Greenwich, England. Together, latitude and longitude enable cartographers, geographers and others to locate points or places on the globe.

Detailed explanation-3: -The lines running North to South are called lines of longitude, while the lines running East to West are called lines of latitude. As we move East-West, we change through 360 degrees. In other words, the Earth is 360 degrees around. As we move North-South, we change through 180 degrees.

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