Why is the prime meridian located where it is?

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The International Meridian Conference selected the Greenwich Meridian as the official one due to its popularity.
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The Prime Meridian is the meridian (line of longitude) at which longitude is defined
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the octomus prime + Darth Vader = bad guy.
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The Prime Meridian is ultimately arbitrary — a matter of convention — and various conventions have been used or advocated throughout history: * Washington, D.C. (77°
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The Prime Meridian is the line of longitude defined to be 0 degrees. London is the city in which it runs through! It goes through Greenwich Park.
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The prime meridian is the middle point of earth located at zero degrees longitude. The well-known and modern prime meridian is at present based in the royal observatory in Greenwich, a region of the legal territories of England. It is also known as the Greenwich Meridian and it is considered as the middle point of earth.
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