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Geography Terms Review Slideshow Click once to see the definition. Click again to see the vocabulary term.

Imaginary lines running from North to South that are used to measure distances from the Prime Meridian. (below in red)

LONGITUDE Imaginary lines running from North to South that are used to measure distances from the Prime Meridian. (below in red)

The imaginary line which runs from North pole to South pole through Greenwich, England. It is from this line the East and west are determined.

Prime Meridian The imaginary line which runs from North pole to South pole through Greenwich, England. It is from this line the East and west are determined.

The four main directions on a globe or map.

CARDINAL DIRECTIONS The four main directions on a globe or map.

The great imaginary circle around the middle of the earth that separates North from South.

EQUATOR The great imaginary circle around the middle of the earth that separates North from South.

A sphere on which a map of the Earth is placed.

Globe A sphere on which a map of the Earth is placed.

Imaginary lines running east and west that are used to measure distances from the Earth’s equator

LATITUDE Imaginary lines running east and west that are used to measure distances from the Earth’s equator

Either of the 2 extreme positions north or south on the Earth

POLES Either of the 2 extreme positions north or south on the Earth

The name for the lines of latitude

parallels The name for the lines of latitude

Name for the lines of longitude

MERIDIANS Name for the lines of longitude

Units of measurement for latitude and longitude. There are 360 of them in a circle.

DEGREES Units of measurement for latitude and longitude. There are 360 of them in a circle.

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