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For other uses of the word pole, see Pole (disambiguation).
A geographical pole is a single fixed point on 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.
- North Pole
- South Pole
- polar region
- For general information on poles and how they are defined, see the North Pole article.
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