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.
Central America Latitude and Longitude examples: (see map)
|Belmopan, Belize:||17°||15'||N||/ 88°||46'||W|
|Guatemala City, Guatemala:||14°||36'||N||/ 90°||32'||W|
|Managua, Nicaragua:||12°||8'||N||/ 86°||15'||W|
|Panama City, Panama:||8°||58'||N||/ 79°||32'||W|
|San Jose, Costa Rica:||9°||55'||N||/ 84°||4'||W|
|San Salvador, El Salvador:||13°||41'||N||/ 89°||11'||W|
|Tegucigalpa, Honduras:||14°||4'||N||/ 87°||12'||W|