How Many Minutes Are in One Degree of Latitude?


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
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
Washington D.C. latitude is 38.95 and
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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