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# How many parallels are there in the world?

Everything north of the equator is known as the Northern Hemisphere and everything south of the equator is known as the Southern Hemisphere. Lines of latitude are called parallels and in total there are 180 degrees of latitude. The distance between each degree of latitude is about 69 miles (110 kilometers).

Beside this, what are the 5 main parallels of latitude?

The five major parallels of latitudes from north to south are called: Arctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, and the Antarctic Circle. On a maps where the orientation of the map is either due north or due south, latitude appears as horizontal lines.

Can you have parallel curves?

As for parallel lines, a normal line to a curve is also normal to its parallels. When parallel curves are constructed they will have cusps when the distance from the curve matches the radius of curvature. These are the points where the curve touches the evolute.

How many tangents can a circle have?

Exactly 0 tangents can be drawn through a circle. A tangent intersects a circle in only one point so it does not actually enter the area of the circle. An infinite number of tangents to a given circle can be drawn since their is no limit to the points a tangent could intersect.