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Global Information: Latitude & Longitude
Latitude and longitude were devised by the Babylonian empire. The Babylonians originally believed that the seasons revolved in circles and divided these into 360 degrees. We know that a year consists of 365 days although the basic principles of latitude still revolve around the original Babylonian theories. We still maintain north is 360 degrees, south is 180, west is 270 and that east is 90 degrees. The horizontal lines that encircle the globe are referred to as lines of latitude or parallels, because they run parallel in direction to the Equator. 

The lines that run from the North Pole to the south are known as lines of longitude or meridians, as they run parallel to the Meridian time zone at Greenwich in the United Kingdom. The International Time Zone is located as far from the Meridian as possible at 180 degrees. When it is midday at the Meridian, it is midnight at the International Date Line. The earth is further divided into four quarters, the northern and southern, western and eastern hemispheres. 

South of the equator is the southern hemisphere and north of the equator is the northern hemisphere. East of the Meridian is the eastern hemisphere whereas anything west of the Meridian lies within the western hemisphere. We can therefore conclude that these hemispheres begin at the Meridian and end at the International Date Line.
 

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