Temperate Zone

Temperate zones are the mild temperature areas located between the subtropical and the polar regions. The two regions between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic circle or the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic circle are called the temperate zones. This article will give interesting facts related to the temperate zone.

Temperate Zone – Interesting Facts

In the temperate zone, the temperature will change and vary a great deal between the summer and winter seasons.

  • The south temperate zone is located between the Tropic of Capricorn at 23° 27′ S and the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33′ S.
  • The north temperate zone is located between the Arctic Circle at 66° 33′ N and the Tropic of Cancer at 23° 27′ N.
  • The four annual seasons in the temperate zones are winter, autumn, summer and spring seasons.

Temperate Zone – One of the Three Heat Zones of Earth

  • The north and the south temperate zones are two different areas of the earth receiving sun-rays at similar angles from the sun. Hence, they have (almost) similar kinds of weather and temperature conditions.
  • The torrid zone lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. It is the hottest zone as this part of the earth receives the sun’s rays at a direct angle because the region falls between the range of the earth’s tilt.
  • The areas lying between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole and between the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole are the frigid zones.

Temperate Zones – Two Zones

There are two temperate zones, they are the south temperate zone and the north temperate zone.

South Temperate Zones – Regions

The regions in the south temperate zones are given below:

  • Southern Africa – it includes the southern tips of Madagascar, Mozambique, the entire territories of Eswatini, and Lesotho, southern parts of Botswana, Namibia and the great part of South Africa.
  • Southern part of South America.
  • A great part of New Zealand.
  • Southern Australia.

North Temperate Zones – Regions

The regions in the north temperate zones are given below:

  • Central Asia
  • East Asia
  • Northern Asia
  • North Africa – Tunisia, Morocco, northern regions of Egypt, Libya, Algeria, and Western Sahara.
  • North America (including the northern parts of Bahamas and Mexico).
  • Northern Middle East (includes the northern United Arab Emirates, northern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Turkey.
  • The Levant region (includes Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria).
  • Northern Indian subcontinent which includes northern Bangladesh, northern India, and Pakistan.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the temperate zone? Explain.

The two regions between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic circle or the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic circle are called the temperate zones.

Is the temperate climate hot or cold?

In the temperate zone, the temperature will change and vary a great deal between the summer and winter seasons. The four annual seasons in the temperate zones are winter, autumn, summer and spring seasons.

Which countries are in the temperate zone?

There are many countries located in the temperate zone. Some of the regions located in the temperate zones are Northern Middle East, the Levant region, Southern Africa, Central Asia, Southern South America, Southern Australia, etc.

What are the four temperate seasons?

The four annual seasons in the temperate zones are winter, autumn, summer and spring seasons.

How many regions are there in temperate zone?

The temperate zone is mainly divided into two main regions south temperate zone, and north temperate zone.