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# What is located at 0 degrees latitude?

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The Equator is located at 0 degrees latitude. The Equator is an imaginary line that runs around the center of the Earth, and it is its widest point. It separates the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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The Equator is approximately 24,901 miles long. It passes through South America, Africa and Oceania. The sun is directly over the Equator during the autumn and spring equinoxes. Many regions located on or near the Equator experience a warm, humid climate with two main seasons: wet and dry. Some of the largest tropical rainforests are located near the Equator, such as the Amazon rainforest in South America.

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To convert latitude and longitude to decimal notation, you must find the degrees, divide the minutes by 60 and divide the seconds by 3,600. Finally, add these three numbers together, and determine if the answer is positive or negative.

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