What is another word for parallel of latitude?

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[ pˈaɹəlˌɛl ɒv lˈatɪtjˌuːd], [ pˈaɹəlˌɛl ɒv lˈatɪtjˌuːd], [ p_ˈa_ɹ_ə_l_ˌɛ_l ɒ_v l_ˈa_t_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_d]

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The parallel of latitude is a line of longitude that passes through the North and South Poles. It is parallel to the Earth's Equator, meaning that one degree of latitude is equal to about 60 Earth miles. Roughly speaking, a parallel of latitude is about twice as far north or south of the Equator as one degree of longitude. The parallel of latitude is also about half as wide as a latitude circle.

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