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How many lines of latitude are there?


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December 31, 2011 9:04PM

There are 180 degrees of latitude on Earth ... from 90 south at the south pole, to zero

at the equator, to 90 north at the north pole. You're free to draw as few or as many lines

in your depiction of that range as you feel comfortable with. There is no standard set of

"lines" that everybody has to use.

If you give me two different latitudes, then no matter how close together they are, there's

always another latitude in between them. In fact, there are an infinite number of other

latitudes between them.