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Degree how many miles?

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15y ago

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The mile is a unit of distance, the degree is a unit for the angles or temperature !

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1° of latitude = about 69.11 miles

1° of longitude = about 69.11 miles along the equator. But all of the longitudes

come together at the poles, so the farther you are from the equator, the fewer

miles there are in one degree.

Number of miles in 1° of longitude = (69.11) x (cosine of the latitude)

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Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers) apart. The range varies (due to the earth's slightly ellipsoid shape) from 68.703 miles (110.567 km) at the equator to 69.407 (111.699 km) at the poles.

Also, for navigational purposes each degree is 60 nautical miles. Each minute of latitude is one nautical mile. The above answer is also correct.

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14y ago

There are 90 degrees of latitude

The earth is ___ miles in circumference north/south direction

half that circumference = 90 degrees

There's the ratio :)

I don't know that the earth has the same circumference east/west (21 or 25k miles?) as it is north/south, but I'd bet Wikipedia would have that information (or a geography book, if its worth its salt)

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11y ago

About 69.1 miles, straight north or south.

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The distance of 1 degree varies between around 111 kilometres at the equator to 0 at the poles.

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