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Free Printable World Map with Prime Meridian in PDF

Refer to the given free world map with prime meridian for studying the imaginary line similar to that of equator referred to as the prime meridian. The Equator runs horizontally on the globe forming latitudes while Prime Meridian runs vertically forming the longitudes. The difference is latitudes are parallel to each other and longitudes are not. Also, all the longitudes intersect the Prime Meridian line at the poles as all longitudes are circular, unlike latitudes. 

So if you are looking for a world map to understand the prime meridian and longitudes then follow the below maps. The map shows the countries and locations from the prime meridian is passing.

Free World Map with Prime Meridian

The prime meridian is a vertical imaginary line that goes from the middle of the earth dividing it into the eastern part and western part. At the prime meridian, longitudes are 0 degrees and moving towards east or west it goes to 180° i.e, longitudes are measured as 0 to 180° east or west.

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Map of World With Prime Meridian:

Map of World With Prime Meridian

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Arctic Circle: Is the latitude nearest to the north pole among the 5 latitudes.

Tropic of Cancer:  Line in between the equator and arctic circle which encloses tropical zones.

Equator: It is an imaginary line passing from the middle of the earth dividing it into the southern and northern hemispheres.

Tropic of Capricorn: It is a line enclosing a tropical zone from the north side of the equator.

Antarctic Circle: Uppermost latitude above the tropic of Capricorn nearest to the south pole.

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World Map With Prime Meridian pdf

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All lines of longitudes are imaginary and are circular, unlike the latitudes which are parallel to each other. Each latitude intersects longitude at 90 degrees. All longitudes meet at the north and south poles of the earth. Half of the circular lines of longitudes referred to as meridian on the basis of which time zone has been decided. Longitutes helps us to understand the cause of differentiated time zone all around the world.

World Map With Prime Meridian

World Map With Prime Meridian

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The prime meridian passes from Greenwich, in London, UK thus also termed the Greenwich Meridian. Each time zone in the world is based on the passing longitudes which show a correlation between the sun, Earth, and the Climate. These lines divide the earth into 5 parts The equator, the Tropic of Capricorn, the Tropic of Cancer, the Arctic circle, and the Antarctic Circle.