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Is the Middle East in the Southern Hemisphere?

Hemisphere means half (hemi) of the Earth (sphere). The Northern Hemisphere means everything north of the Equator, which includes, North America, Central America, the northern part of South America, Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and the Middle East.

Where does the southern hemisphere start?

The Southern Hemisphere is the southern portion or half of the Earth (map). It begins at the equator at 0° and continues south into lower latitudes until it reaches 90°S or the South Pole in the middle of Antarctica.

What is in the Southern Hemisphere?

The Southern Hemisphere is the half of the Earth south of the Equator, and it contains at least part of five continents, four oceans, and several islands. The five continents located in the Southern Hemisphere are Antarctica, Africa, Australia, South America, and Asia.

Which city is at the center of the land hemisphere of the earth?


Which countries are spread in all four hemispheres?

The Kiribati Islands, a remote country of 33 scattered coral atolls spread over more than 2,000 miles across the equator. It is the only country that is situated within all four hemispheres as its islands extend into the eastern and western hemispheres, as well as the northern and southern.

Which two continents had the longest contact with Africa?

People in Africa have definitely had the longest contact with Asia and Europe.

Where is the most southern part of France?

Iles de Boynes

Which African countries are on the equator?

The equator is the only line of latitude which is a great circle. The lucky countries being crossed by the imaginary line in Africa include; Gabon, Democratic republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Principe and Sao Tome.

What countries are on the 40th parallel in the southern hemisphere?

Around the world

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean
40°0′S 175°3′E New Zealand
40°0′S 176°54′E Pacific Ocean
40°0′S 73°42′W Chile
40°0′S 71°40′W Argentina

Which place is located at 40 N and 140 E?


Where is the 40th parallel in the United States?

of Kansas

Which city lies closest to 20 south of the equator?

B. Washington, D.C. Which city lies closest to 20 degrees south of the equator? What is the nearest parallel to Beijing, China?

Can you see the meridian line for free?

You can see the Meridian Line through the fence without paying the fee. Obviously, you can’t stand on it without paying to go in. You can get a discounted ticket for the Observatory plus the Cutty Sark for 18.50 pounds.

Which countries does the Prime Meridian pass through?

On its path from pole to pole, the Meridian passes through England, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Antarctica.

Which country does the Prime Meridian pass through?

Greenwich, England

Why was Greenwich chosen as prime meridian?

Why does the Prime Meridian run through Greenwich? There were two main reasons for the choice. The decision was based on the argument that by naming Greenwich as Longitude 0º, it would be advantageous to the largest number of people. Therefore the Prime Meridian at Greenwich became the centre of world time.

How many prime meridians are there?

one of Earth’s 24 divisions distinct by one hour, roughly 15 degrees of longitude. area of the Earth west of the prime meridian and east of the International Date Line.

Which Meridian is accepted as the 0 degree?

The prime meridian divides Earth into the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere. The prime meridian is at 0° (0 degrees) longitude.

What cities are on the Prime Meridian?

Largest cities straddling the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian

  • London, United Kingdom: 8,538,689 (2014)
  • Accra, Ghana: 2,291,352 (2013)
  • Bordeaux, France: 851,071 (2011)
  • Valencia, Spain: 809,267 (2010)
  • Zaragoza, Spain: 666,058 (2014)
  • Tamale, Ghana: 562,919 (2013)
  • Brighton, United Kingdom: 273,400 (2011)