Maps of Latitude and Longitude

THE WORLD MAP

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. Our home planet Earth is a rocky, terrestrial planet. It has a solid and active surface with mountains, valleys, canyons, plains and so much more. Earth is special because it is an ocean planet. Water covers 70% of Earth’s surface.

The Earth rotates around its axis. The axis is an imaginary line passing through the centre of the Earth. Its two ends oe the surface its called North and South Poles. The Earth complites a rotation in 24 hours, exact 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds.

Latitude

Latitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north–south position of a point on the Earth’s surface. It is a measurement on a globe or map of location north or south from 0° at the Equator to 90°. The distance of a degree of latitude is about 111 km (60 nautical miles), at the Equator to 111.699 km at the poles. Geographic latitude is also given in degrees, minutes, and seconds.

Longitude  

Longitude  is a geographic coordinate that specifies the east–west position of a point on the Earth’s surface. It is a measurement on a globe of location 180° both east or west from 0° at the prime meridian at Greenwich. The distance of a degree of longitude at the Equator is about 111.32 km (69.18 nautical  miles) and at the poles, 0. Geographic latitude is also given in degrees, minutes, and seconds.

maps by latitude and longitude

Maps with Latitude and Longitude

usa latitude and longitude map
INDIA maps of latitude and longitude

India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.

INDIA PHYSIOGRAPHIC MAP

West Bengal ( Paschim Banga) is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants (as of 2011), it is India’s fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state