# What distance is 1 degree of latitude?

## What distance is 1 degree of latitude?

69 miles
One degree of latitude equals approximately 364,000 feet (69 miles), one minute equals 6,068 feet (1.15 miles), and one-second equals 101 feet. One-degree of longitude equals 288,200 feet (54.6 miles), one minute equals 4,800 feet (0.91 mile), and one second equals 80 feet.

How do you measure latitude?

47 second clip suggested4:30Measuring Latitude Longitude – YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipSlide the ruler east or west until it touches the point of interest measure the number of minutesMoreSlide the ruler east or west until it touches the point of interest measure the number of minutes and seconds further north to the point of interest.

### What is a minute of latitude?

One minute of latitude equals one nautical mile , which is equal to 1.15 land miles (1.85 km). Each minute of latitude is further divided into 60 seconds (“). So traditionally, positions have been expressed as degrees/minutes/seconds, e.g. 36o 15′ 32″ N.

What is the length of 1 degree latitude at the South Pole?

The highest latitude possible is 90 degrees, which is the latitude of the North and South Poles: 90 degrees N and 90 degrees S. Each degree of latitude extends 69 mi (111 km).

#### Which is the longest line of latitude?

the equator
The longest is the equator, whose latitude is zero, while at the poles, at latitudes 90° north and 90° south (or –90°), the circles shrink to a point.

How are minutes measured in latitude?

52 second clip suggested3:26Minutes and Seconds in Latitude and Longitude – YouTubeYouTube

## What is the latitude of the north Pole?

90.0000° N, 135.0000° WNorth Pole / Coordinates

What is the latitude of the South Pole?

90.0000° S, 45.0000° ESouth Pole / Coordinates

### What is the longest line of latitude?

What is the latitude for the South Pole?