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Lambton, William (1753-1823):

William Lambton was a famous surveyor who helped to map the Indian subcontinent. He started The Great Trigonometrical Survey in 1800 and later became Surveyor-General of the British India Survey in 1808. However, Lambton never saw the completion of his project, dying in 1823.

Latitude:

Imaginary lines that go around the earth from east to west and tell you how far north or south of the equator a place is.

Life Expectancy:

The average number of years a person can expect to live.

Literacy Rate:

The number of people who can read and write.

Livingstone, David (1813-1873):

David Livingstone was a Scottish missionary and traveller. He worked for several years in Botswana, then travelled north (1852-6) and discovered Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls. He led an expedition to the Zambezi (1858-63) and discovered Lake Shirwa and Lake Nyasa. In 1866 he returned to Africa to establish the sources of the Nile, but the river he encountered proved to be the Congo. After returning to Ujiji because of illness he set out to find the sources of the Nile, but died in Old Chitambo.

Longitude:

Imaginary lines that go around the earth from north to south and tells you how far east or west a place is