parallel of latitude


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Related to parallel of latitude: great circle, longitude, Tropic of Cancer, difference of latitude, Meridian of longitude
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Noun1.parallel of latitude - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
polar circle - a line of latitude at the north or south poles
horse latitude - either of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south; characterized by calms and light-baffling winds
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
tropic - either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
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The ICJ verdict last month, which is final and binding, states "that the maritime boundary between the Parties starts at the intersection of the parallel of latitude passing through Boundary Marker No.
Chile, on the other hand, argued that a maritime boundary already existed since the early 1950s, and that this boundary extended indefinitely seaward along a parallel of latitude from the last marker on the countries' land boundary.

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