line of latitude

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Noun1.line 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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Kenya insists that the marine boundary is determined by a parallel line of latitude to the east, as per the standards set by the colonial powers, which were adopted in the marine borders between Kenya and Tanzania, Tanzania and Mozambique and Mozambique and South Africa.On its part, Somalia says the boundary extends to the southeast as an extension of the land border.
For Kenya, the boundary lies parallel to the line of latitude but Somalia wants the boundary extended to the southeast as an extension of the land border.
The towering building named after Newcastle's line of latitude - which was known as Swan House when it was built as the headquarters for BT in the 1960s - has been sold by the Scottish property firm to a private client of agents GVA.
The majority of South32's assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres - Australia and South Africa - linked by the thirty-second parallel line of latitude.
Along with sharing the line of latitude, Cairo and New Orleans have a lot in common.
A recent GDN editorial on oil and Scottish independence discussed the issue without mention of what is for many the central point: How much of the North Sea oil would Scotland get if the borders between the fields were drawn on international boundary principles rather than the present arbitrary line of latitude at the border between Scottish and English legal jurisdictions?
The war led to the partition of Korea along the '38th Parallel North' a line of latitude at 38deg north.
Lanzarote is located just off the coast of North West Africa on the same line of latitude as parts of Mexico and Florida.
Which of these cities has the closest line of latitude to London - Vancouver, New York or Moscow?