Shaded relief map of the world showing the five major lines of latitude.

Latitude and Longitude

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn more about lines you see on a map running east-west and north-south called latitude and longitude.

Shaded relief globe centered on Europe and Africa showing where the Prime Meridian and Equator cross in bold white lines.

What is at Zero Degrees Latitude and Zero Degrees Longitude?

Caitlin Dempsey

What can be found at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?

How to Remember the Difference Between Latitude and Longitude

Caitlin Dempsey

Here's a simple way to remember the difference between latitude and longitude and which comes first when you encounter a set of coordinates.