Nigeria Latitude and Longitude by Harcourt Achieve Inc

Nigeria Latitude and Longitude Worksheet

You have learned that lines of latitude run east and west around the Earth. Lines of longitude run north and south. Together, the lines of latitude and longitude form a grid on maps and globes. By using lines of latitude and longitude, you can find any place on Earth.

Look at the map of Nigeria. Kano and Maiduguri are both near 12° N latitude. Of course, they are not in the same place. By adding the longitude of each place, you can show exactly where it is. The latitude of a place is written first. The longitude is written next to it. Look at Kano. We can say that Kano is near 12° N, 9° E.

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity

Directions Darken the circle by the correct answer to each question.

  1. What city is the national capital of Nigeria?
  2. Which city in Nigeria is located nearest to 4° N?
  3. Which city has a latitude and longitude of about 6° N, 3° E?
  4. The latitude and longitude of Abuja is about __.

Activity
Find where you live on a map of the United States or of your state. If you cannot find your town, find a city near it. Find the lines of latitude and longitude near where you live. Write them down.

Answer Key – Nigeria Latitude and Longitude

Answer Key

  1. B
  2. D
  3. C
  4. B

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