Chapter 2 Class 6 Geography - Latitudes and Longitudes

Compare the features of the torrid zone and temperate zone.



Answer by Student

  • The torrid zone is the area between the Tropic of Cancer (23.5°N) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5°S) , where the sun is directly overhead at least once a year while the temperate zone is the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle (66.5°N) in the north, and between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle (66.5°S) in the south, where the sun is never directly overhead.

  • The torrid zone has a hot and humid climate throughout the year, with little variation in temperature and day length. While the  temperate zone has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, with variations in temperature and day length depending on the latitude and season.
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