Why Are All The Lines Of Latitude Labeled S And All The Longitude Lines Labeled E?


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Hello 6th grade student...this question was the exact same question on my daughters homework, so we looked it up and found that all of the latitudes that are labeled S are in the southern hemisphere.  (they are labled N in the northern hemisphere)  the northern and southern hemishperes are divided by the equator.  0 degrees

the longitude lines are all labled E because they are east of the Prime meridian 0 degrees longitude.  Therefore, you are studying Australia.  Because it is in the southern hemisphere and east of the prime meridian.
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