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Latitude and Longitude
Tropic of Cancer

What is the unit of measurement for measuring latitude?

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December 25, 2011 1:14AM

Latitude ... and longitude too ... are angles. In principle, any angle unit may be used.

But these particular angles are virtually always stated in terms of degrees, along with

either the classical subdivisions of degrees ... minutes and seconds ... or else common

decimal fractions of degrees.