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What is the imaginary line that runs North and south?

What is the imaginary line that runs North and south?

Longitude is measured by imaginary lines that run around the Earth vertically (up and down) and meet at the North and South Poles. These lines are known as meridians.

What is the imaginary line that runs North and south that divides the world into East and West?

Prime Meridian
The Prime Meridian divides the globe into Eastern and Western hemispheres, just as the equator divides the globe into Northern and Southern hemispheres. The Prime Meridian is at 0 degrees longitude, just as the equator is at 0 degrees latitude.

Why do we draw imaginary lines on globe or map?

Maps and globes usually have lines on them to help locate places on Earth. These lines are called latitude and longitude lines. These lines are not actually on the planet, but are imaginary lines used to help us find our way around the curved surface of Earth. Lines of latitude and longitude crisscross to form a grid.

Where is the imaginary line that runs through South America called?

It runs north and south through Greenwich, England at zero degrees of longitude and through the Pacific Ocean at 180 degrees of longitude. The Equator at zero degrees latitude bisects the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere and runs around the middle of the earth.

What are the imaginary lines that run from the north to South Pole?

The imaginary vertical lines that run from the North pole to the South pole on a map are called longitudinal lines. The Prime Meridian is the longitudinal line that has a value of 0 degrees.

Where do imaginary lines run around the globe?

Imaginary lines, also called meridians, running vertically around the globe. Unlike latitude lines, longitude lines are not parallel. Meridians meet at the poles and are widest apart at the equator.

Why was the line of demarcation created in South America?

The imaginary line is called the line of Demarcation. It was created by Pope Alexander VI to create peace between Spain and Portugal over who who claimed what areas in South America.