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Latitudes Longitudes
1 They run from West to East They run from North to South
2 Lines are parallel to each other Lines are not parallel to each other but converge at the poles
3 The lines are not of same length Lines are of the same length
4 The equator is the only great circle Has many great circles as any opposite pairs of lines make a great circle
5 Lines are called parallels Lines are called meridians
6 Lines are used for measuring distance Lines are used for measuring local time
7 Latitude measures up to 1800 degrees i.e. 90N - 0 - 90S Longitude measures up to 360 degrees
8 Lines decrease in length All lines are of equal length
9 Lines of latitude increase in value from the equator towards the poles Lines of longitude increase in value Eastwards of the Greenwich Meridian