# What is 0 degrees latitude called?

The latitude of zero degrees is called the equator. The equator is an imaginary line that circles the middle of the Earth; it is an equal distance between the North and South Poles. The area above ... Read More »

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## What place is at 130.0 degrees latitude?

Latitude measures location on the Earth, beginning at the equator (0 degree) and spanning north and south to the poles (90 degrees in each direction). Units of latitude above 90 degrees do not exis... Read More »

## What does"42 degrees latitude"mean?

Latitude is a measure of how far north or south a location is from the equator. Degrees latitude are measured starting from the equator. "North" or "south" must also be specified in addition to the... Read More »

## What are latitude lines called?

Latitude lines are called "parallels" of latitude because they run parallel to the equator. Latitude lines run horizontally around the Earth. Longitude lines are the opposite of latitude lines. Lon... Read More »

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