1. The continents took millions of years to reach their present shape and positions on the globe.
2. We can find the latitudinal and longitudinal information of a place in a well-produced atlas or online using Google Earth.
3. With the help of the grid – a network of latitudes and longitudes we can locate places on the globe and learn much about them.
4. While latitudes are horizontal circles, the longitudes are semi-circles connecting the north pole and the south pole.
5. There are 180 latitudes and 360 longitudes. The standard time of a country is the time of the meridian that passes through the center of that country.
6. The time difference between the eastern and western extremes of the country is two hours.