The 8th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 8 degrees north of the Earth’s equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, the Indian Ocean, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America, South America and the Atlantic Ocean. The parallel defines part of the border between Somalia and Ethiopia.
What are the 2 main lines of longitude?
LONGITUDE Lines of longitude run north-south, but provide east-west locational reference. Lines of longitude are called “meridians.” No two meridians are parallel to each other. Rather, all lines of longitude meet at both the North and South Poles, but are separated in between by varying distances.
What is the 0 degree latitude line called?
The Equator is the line of 0 degrees latitude. Each parallel measures one degree north or south of the Equator, with 90 degrees north of the Equator and 90 degrees south of the Equator.
Which three lines of latitude passes through Africa?
Answer. Answer: Tropic of cancer,Tropic of Capricorn and Prime Meridian.
Which country has the most latitudes?
What is the longest country in the world? According to the World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, Chile is the longest north-south trending country in the world, extending across 39 degrees of latitudes.
Which continent is divided in half by the prime meridian?
Africa is the most centrally located of all the continents. The prime meridian (the Greenwich meridian) 0o passes through the Atlas Mountains and cuts through the coast of West Africa close to Accra, while the Equator (latitude 0 degrees) also divides the continent into 2 equal parts North and South.
Which country is closest to the equator?
The countries through which the equator runs are:
- São Tomé and Principe.
- Republic of the Congo.
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Which country is closest to the latitude line that is 90 degrees north?
List of countries by latitude
|90° N||North Pole|
|75° N||Arctic Ocean; Russia; northern Canada; Greenland|
Which cities are on the same latitude?
Miami is at the same latitude as Saudi Arabia. Honolulu at the same latitude as the Sahara desert. Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Houston are all at the same latitude as North Africa. Anchorage is further south than Reykjavik.
Why is Ethiopia building GERD?
The dam is in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, about 45 km (28 mi) east of the border with Sudan. The primary purpose of the dam is electricity production to relieve Ethiopia’s acute energy shortage and for electricity export to neighboring countries.
Is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam complete?
The first ‘era’ is the period in which the reservoir will be filled. As of August 2020, construction of the GERD was over 70% percent complete, and Ethiopia has completed the first year filling of the reservoir by impounding 4.9 bcm.
What country is 30 degrees north and 31 degrees east?
This location is Cairo city in Egypt. The ’rounded’ number coordinates of 30 degrees north and 31 degrees east do not relate to the exact centre of the city.