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Why north pole is called north pole....serious answers needed please.

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Asked by devender dahiya, 24 Feb '08 05:58 pm
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That end of the Earth's, axis which points toward the North Star, Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris). It is the geographical pole where all meridians converge, and should not be confused with the north magnetic pole, which is in the Canadian Archipelago. The North Pole's, location falls near the center of the Arctic Sea. The North Pole has phenomena unlike any other place except the South Pole. For 6 months the Sun does not appear above the horizon, and for 6 months it does not go below the horizon. As there is a long period (about 7 weeks) of continuous twilight before March 21 and after September 23, the period of light is considerably longer than the period of darkness.
Answered by anupama kumar, 24 Feb '08 06:05 pm

 
  
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Where do we come to if we follow the compass needle northwards? Irrespective of our starting point, we end up in the most northerly region of the Americas. Some place in the Canadian arctic, the compass needle refuses to indicate a distinct direction; the Earths magnetic field points vertically downwards into the ground, this being the so-called magnetic north pole. There is nothing special to see; only the instruments that tell us that the invisible magnetic field which surrounds us at all times is useless for navigation. Eskimos lived in this region without ever worrying about how special it was - it was European scientists and sailors who found the area interesting, and by the coincidence that the magnetic pole lay where they strove to find the long-sought shortcut to east Asia. But the way was long, in time, distance and knowledge.

(sorry dear much more I dont know)
Answered by jameel ahmed, 24 Feb '08 06:02 pm

 
  
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actually we have to do assumption for some things that's why we give some name to the persons and directions which is world wide accepted and on the basis of this critearea we decided the directions name also. but according to science that there must be some reason to give that name which is that when a magnet is suspended freely with the help of string it always stays in the north south direction that's why we called it north because scientist gave that name to the direction as simple as that your mom give you a name devendra.
Answered by anu, 25 Feb '08 01:05 pm

 
  
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coz its in the north.
Answered by tamanna roy, 24 Feb '08 06:05 pm

 
  
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there are 4 sides for earth.only name given .one side as north oppsite happen to be south. just name given.AS YOUR NAME as devender dahiya
Answered by mohd basheer, 24 Feb '08 06:04 pm

 
  
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Answer is simple. Some name should be given. It is Uttara in sanskrit
North in English. Why a particular name is given, this question you can always ask.
Answered by sitapati rao, 24 Feb '08 07:02 pm

 
  
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