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A degree of latitude is approximately____ miles at the equator and ____ miles at the poles. A degree of longitude is approximately__________ miles at the equator and ___ miles at the poles.

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  1. A degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles whether it's at the poles or at the equator.

    A degree of longitude is about 69 miles at the equator and 0 degrees at the poles.

    Check this site for more information.

    http://www.nationalatlas.gov/articles/mapping/a_latlong.html

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