India is a vast country. Lying entirely in the Northern hemisphere (Figure 1.1) the main land extends between latitudes 8°4’N and 37°6’N and longitudes 68°7’E and 97°25’E.
How many total longitudes are there?
To measure longitude east or west of the Prime Meridian, there are 180 vertical longitude lines east of the Prime Meridian and 180 vertical longitude lines west of the Prime Meridian, so longitude locations are given as __ degrees east or __ degrees west.
How many lines cross India?
The short answer is that India is crossed by 30 whole-number longitude lines and either 31, 29, 27, or 25 whole-number latitude lines. The largest definition of India includes latitudes between 6.74 (Greater Nicobar Island) and 37.09 in northern Kashmir.
Where is 180 degrees longitude?
The meridian that runs through Greenwich, England, is internationally accepted as the line of 0 degrees longitude, or prime meridian. The antimeridian is halfway around the world, at 180 degrees. It is the basis for the International Date Line.
What are the 2 meridians?
1. Prime Meridian = Longitude 0o (Greenwich Meridian). 2. International Date Line (Longitude 180o).
What is the national capital of India?
Why is 180 W and 180 e the same line?
The 180th meridian or antimeridian is the meridian 180° both east and west of the Prime Meridian, with which it forms a great circle dividing the earth into the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. It is common to both east longitude and west longitude.
Is 180 degrees north or south?
In other words, the Earth is 360 degrees around. As we move North-South, we change through 180 degrees. In other words, going from the North Pole to the South Pole is 180 degrees. These spherical coordinates (latitude and longitude) indicate locations on a 3-dimensional representation of the Earth.