What Is 90 Degrees North Latitude Called?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 10:13:36 PM ET

The latitude of the North Pole corresponds to 90 degrees north latitude. Latitude lines around a globe are the horizontal lines, where 0 degrees latitude corresponds to the equator. Latitude lines are about 68 miles in width.

These latitude lines measure one degree, and are found north and south of the equator. The latitude 90 degrees south corresponds to the South Pole.

When giving geographical locations on a globe, other important imaginary lines are longitude lines. These are vertical lines that intersect at the poles. These lines also are called meridian lines. The location of the prime meridian is given as 0 degrees longitude. Geographic locations are given in terms of latitude and longitude coordinates.