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(English) Northern or southern distance from the equator, measured in angular degrees from the center of the earth, with the equator at 0° and the poles at 90°. Note that one minute of latitude equals one nautical mile. (See also: Georeferenced data, nautical mile, longitude)
(French) Distance au nord ou au sud de l'équateur, mesurée en degrés angulaires depuis le centre de la terre, avec l'équateur à 0° et les pôles à 90°. Notez qu’une minute de latitude est égale à un mille nautique. (See also: Georeferenced data, nautical mile, longitude)
(Portuguese) Distância angular a norte ou sul do equador, estando este nos 0º e os pólos nos 90º. Cada grau medido corresponde a uma milha náutica. (See also: Georeferenced data, nautical mile, longitude)

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