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Points of the Compass

In addition to the cardinal points of the compass (north, south, east and west) there are primary intercardinal points (north-east, south-east, south-west, north-west). You can see these in the chart below together with their abbreviations.

Four Points of the Compass

The primary intercardinal points can be further divided into secondary intercardinal points such as: North-NorthEast, East-NorthEast, East-SouthEast etc. These are not shown in the simplified chart above.