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Tropic Of Cancer Passes Through Which Countries

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Tropic Of Cancer Passes Through Which Countries

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The Tropic of Cancer, also referred to as the Northern Tropic. It is the most northerly circle of latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs on the Northern solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent. These are the list of countries on tropic of cancer.

The Tropic of Cancer passes through the following countries (Going East): 

  • United States of America (Hawaii)
  • Mexico
  • Bahamas
  • Western Sahara (claimed by Morocco)
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Algeria
  • Niger
  • Libya
  • Chad - North-most point is defined by Tropic of Cancer
  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • India (passes through 8 States. ( Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram.)
  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar
  • People's Republic of China
  • Republic of China

Oceans and Seas

  • Red Sea
  • Indian Ocean
  • Taiwan Strait
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Philippine Sea
  • Gulf of California
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Atlantic Ocean

Tropic of Capricorn passes through which countries

The Tropic of Capricorn (or the Southern Tropic) is the circle of latitude that contains the sub solar point on the December (or southern) solstice. It is thus the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead. Its northern equivalent is the Tropic of Cancer. There are 10 countries, 3 continents and 3 water bodies lies on Tropic of Capricorn passes.

  • Argentina 
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  •  Paraguay
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  •  Madagascar
  • Australia

Tropic of Cancer passes through which states of India

Tropic of Cancer latitude passes through the center of India is currently 23°26′13.3″ (or 23.43703°) north of the Equator. Tropic of Cancer is the most northerly circle of latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. Tropic of Cancer passes through 8 Indian states which are as below:-

  1. Gujarat
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Madya Pradesh
  4. Chhattisgarh
  5. Jharkhand
  6. West Bengal
  7. Tripura
  8. Mizoram
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