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What is the difference between "latitude" and latitude line?"

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  1. Latitude is how far N a point is from the equator. Latitude line is that latitude extended all the round the Earth.

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  2. Here's what I posted for you a few minutes ago.

    Latitude lines go around the globe -- east-west -- and are parallel to each other. They measure distance from the Prime Meridian.

    Longitude lines go up and down (the long way) -- north-south. They are not parellel to each other, but meet at the Poles. They measure distance from the Equator.

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  3. Surely the other way about?

    Latitude lines go around the globe -- east-west -- and are parallel to each other. They measure distance from the Equator

    Longitude lines go up and down (the long way) -- north-south. They are not parallel to each other, but meet at the Poles. They measure distance from the Prime Meridian

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