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Location of Africa

Latitude: (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels.

Longitude: (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Lines of longitude are often referred to as meridians.

Africa Latitude and Longitude examples: (see map)

Accra, Ghana: 33' N / 02° 11' W
Algiers, Algeria: 36° 45' N / 3° 2' E
Cairo, Egypt: 30° 2' N / 31° 14' E
Cape Town, South Africa: 33° 55' S / 18° 25' E
Dakar, Senegal: 14° 45' N / 17° 19' W
Djibouti, Djibouti: 11° 49' N / 42° 35' E
Lusaka, Zambia: 15° 24' S / 28° 17' E
Nairobi, Kenya: 17' S / 36° 49' E
Windhoek, Namibia: 22° 33' S / 17° 4' E

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