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Geography Unit THE EARTH PLANET- Index

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Parallels are imaginary circles perpendicular to the axis of the earth. As their name well describe, they are parallel to each other. They measure 360 degrees.

The Equator is the largest parallel and it divides the earth into two hemispheres: North and South.
Parallels. Enlarge image
Parallels Enlarge image

Features

- They are parallel to each other.
- Their number is infinite.
- They have E-W direction.
- Parallels and meridians cut each other at a right angle.
- They form a circumference of 360 º.

Main parallels

Main parallels. Enlarge image
Main parallels
Source: Factormonster.com

In the northern hemisphere:

  • Tropic of Cancer: 23 degrees 27 'N.
  • Arctic Circle: 66 ° 33 'N

In the southern hemisphere:

  • Tropic of Capricorn: 23 º 27 'S.
  • Antarctic Circle: 66 ° 33 'S

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Ir a: The parallels. Cloze

Ir a: Coordinates. Match

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