# GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

## GK

### WORLD GEOGRAPHY

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which lines go side to side on a map but show distance North or South of the Equator?
 A Latitude B Longitude C Either A or B D None of the above
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.

Detailed explanation-2: -The latitude of the equator is zero degrees (0°). Lines of latitude north and south of the equator are numbered to 90° because the angular distance from the equator to each pole is one-fourth of a circle, or one-fourth of 360°. There is no latitude higher than 90°.

Detailed explanation-3: -Horizontal mapping lines on Earth are lines of latitude. They are known as “parallels” of latitude, because they run parallel to the equator.

Detailed explanation-4: -If you take a look at a map or globe of the world, you may notice lines running east-west and north-south. The lines run east-west are known as lines of latitude. The lines running north-south are known as lines of longitude.

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