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Tropic of Cancer and the states through which it passes

Posted on : 28 Dec 2019

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  • 23.5-degree latitude is known as Tropic of Cancer.
  • It is present above the Equator.
  • At this place, the midday sun rays are vertical on 21 June.
  • It is also referred to as Northern Tropic. Tropic of Cancer passes through 16 Countries.

Tropic of Cancer passes through eight Indian states including

  • Gujarat.
  • Rajasthan.
  • Madya Pradesh.
  • Chhattisgarh.
  • Jharkhand.
  • West Bengal.
  • Tripura.
  • Mizoram.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following States
    1.Manipur
    2.Tripura
    3.Jharkhand
    4.Gujarat
    From which of the above States do the “Tropic of Cancer” pass?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2, 3 and 4 only

    3.2 and 3 only

    4.1 and 3 only

    Right Ans : 2, 3 and 4 only


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