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# What are lines called where latitude and longitude intersect?

Updated: 10/31/2022

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10y ago

-- The place where a latitude intersects a longitude is a point, not a line.

-- There are an infinite number of different longitudes, and each latitude

intersects all of them.

-- There are an infinite number of different latitudes, and each longitude

intersects all of them.

-- So you can see that there are a truly huge number of intersections.

In fact, every point on Earth is an intersection of one latitude and one

longitude, and no two points on Earth are the same intersection.

On account of all that, there are no names.

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