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The distance between any two lines of longitude varies with the latitude. One decimal degree of longitude at the equator is approximately 111 km (69 miles). A degree of longitude at 45 degrees latitude is ~79km (49 miles) and ~2k (1.2 miles) at 89 degrees latitude. The distance between bands of longitude gets narrower as you get closer to the poles and at the North or South pole all points of longitude converge so the distance at that point is zero.

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Q: What is 1 degree of longitude?
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Space between 2 degrees of longitude is divided into what?

1 degree longitude.

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How the distance of a degree of longitude varies from the equator to the poles?

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