COUNTRIES WITH THE GREATEST RANGE BETWEEN THE FURTHEST NORTH AND SOUTH POINTS
While there's quite a latitudinal difference (and climatic difference) between Ka Lae, Hawai'i and Point Barrow, Alaska, the United States is not #1 for greatest range of longitudes. France takes the #1 spot, since Réunion is a department and is considered part of the country. The totals below include islands that are considered part of the country (such as the Bishop and Clerk Islets of Australia, which are at around 55° S) but not dependencies, such as American Samoa, Bermuda or the Antarctic Territories. Note that islands consist of one (or more) of the extreme longitudes for each of the top 5 countries.
2. United States
DEGREES BETWEEN FURTHEST
NORTH AND SOUTH POINTS
(AND LONGITUDINAL RANGE)
72.5° (51.1° N - 21.4° S)
52.5° (71.4° N - 18.9° N)
46.0° (9.1° S - 55.1° S)
41.4° (83.1° N - 41.7° N)
40.6° (81.8° N - 41.2° N)
39.0° (5.2° N - 33.8° S)
38.5° (17.5° S - 56.0° S)
35.4° (53.6° N - 18.2° N)
33.3° (21.8° S - 55.1° S)
25.1-29.0°* (37.1° N* - 8.1° N)
* The border between India and Pakistan is in dispute. The northernmost point of India ranges from 33.2° to 37.1° N (depending on who drew the map). Regardless of the value, India is #10 with a longitudinal range between 25.1 and 29.0 degrees total.
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