How Many Minutes Are in One Degree of Latitude?

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There are sixty minutes for each degree of latitude and longitude. Latitude is a geographic match up that identifies the north-south position of a contact on the Earth's exterior. Lines of constant latitude, or parallels, run east–west as circles parallel to the equator.
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1. Convert degree minutes into decimal-based values, using the FCC's online conversion utility (see Resources) 2. Enter your latitude's degree value into the utility's "Enter
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Because that is the way that Earth was shaped and measured in degrees of longitude and latitude in a spherical way which makes up 360 degrees. The degree of the line of longitude
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Washington D.C. latitude is 38.95 and
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60 for each of the first two. 3600 for the last, because it's 60 seconds in each minute, and 60 minutes in each degree. 60 x 60 = 3600.
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