Geographical pole

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A geographical pole, or geographic pole, is either of two fixed points on the surface of a spinning body or planet, at 90 degrees from the equator, based on the axis around which a body spins. For the purposes of cartography, it provides an agreed upon absolute point of measurement. These should not be confused with magnetic poles, which can also exist on a planet.

For the geographic poles on Earth, see:

For geographic poles on planets and other astronomical bodies, see Poles of astronomical bodies.

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