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Longitude and Latitude

I have always wondered which way these go, is longitude North/South or East/West?


Well here is a nice easy way to remember which one is which.

Think of a ladder as it sounds like latitude.

The rungs of the ladder are horizontal, going from left to right, or east to west.

When you hear latitude you will think of ladder, then the rungs of the ladder. East/west, so latitude is horizontal. Therefore longitude is North/South or vertical!


Another method for memorizing longitude and latitude:

longitude has an N in it for North, so the north-south line is longtitude,
so the other east-west is latitude