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Name the states of India through which the tropic of cancer passes.
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Name the states of India through which the tropic of cancer passes.


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Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line that is at an angle of 23.50 degrees. It is North of the Equator, which passes through the middle of India. Tropic of Cancer passes through 17 countries and India is one of them.

  • From the extends south to north, the mainland of India extends between 8°4’N and 37°6’N latitudes.
  • From the other extends west to east, India extends between 68°7’E and 97°25’E longitudes.
  • Due to the great longitudinal extent and difference of about 29°, ta wide differences in local time of places located at two extreme points of the country.
  • The difference between these two points would be approximately two hours.

The states of India through which the tropic of cancer passes

The Tropic of Cancer passes through eight states in India:

  1. Gujarat (Jasdan)
  2. Rajasthan (Kalinjarh)
  3. Madhya Pradesh (Shajapur)
  4. Chhattisgarh (Sonhat)
  5. Jharkhand (Lohardaga)
  6. West Bengal (Krishnanagar)
  7. Tripura (Udaipur)
  8. Mizoram (Champhai)

Tropic of Cancer crosses Mahi River twice, first in Madhya Pradesh from where it flows towards Rajasthan and enters Gujarat where it cuts for the second time.


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