# Are latitude and longitude lines curve or straight?

They curve with the curve of the Earth.
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# Why are lines of latitude and longitude important?

The lines of latitude and longitude are important because we need them to describe exactly where a point is on Earth.

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# How many lines of latitude and longitude are there?

Longitude is the east-west (right/left) measurement on amap. It goes from 180 degrees west to 0 (through Greenwich, London, UK) then to 180 degrees East. 180 degrees West or… (MORE)

# What are the lines of latitude and longitude used for?

Latitude and longitude are angles used to describe the location of any point on Earth. They are the 'address' of the point.

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# Find Your Way and Pinpoint Any Location Using Latitude and Longitude

Students of geography, and anyone else who needs to find their way around a map with more confidence, may benefit from a fuller understanding of latitude and longitude. The tw… (MORE)

# An Overview of Relative and Absolute Location

Often, you will find that you need to go somewhere or find something. The first step, of course, is to know where you are going. You will need some way to describe the locatio… (MORE)

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# An Overview of Latitude in Geography

The world is a large place, full of many different physical locations, climates, and features. Without a system of measurement that accurately maps where a particular location… (MORE)

# What is the purpose of lines of latitude and longitude?

The line latitude and longitude are there to help humans understand the differents between the north,south,east and west.

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# Why are longitude lines on a map curved?

Because Every single line of longitude has to meet at the north and south poles

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# Show lines of latitude and longitude?

it shows how long something is

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# Why are lines of latitude and longitude helpful?

the line of longitude helps when reading a map because it gives you the exact point of a place or location.

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# What are the major lines of latitude and longitude?

The five major lines of latitude are the Arctic Circle, the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle. The 2 major lines of longitude are… (MORE)

# Interesting Facts About the Prime Meridian

A prime meridian is defined as a line of longitude at which the longitude is set to 0 degrees. A prime meridian, along with its opposite, which is called the 180th meridian, f… (MORE)

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# The Earth's Imaginary Lines

A map of the earth is covered in lines running east-west and north-south. These imaginary lines mark the location of the equator, prime meridian, the Arctic and Antarctic Cir… (MORE)