Which latitude passes through the middle of our country, giving it the characteristics of tropical as well as subtropical climate?

(a) Tropic of Capricorn

(b) Tropic of Cancer

(c) Equator

(d) Prime Meridian

 

Answer:

So, the correct option is (b): Tropic of Cancer 

Explanation

  • In India, the Tropic of Cancer (latitude) passes through the middle of the country from the Rann of Kuchchh (Gujarat) in the west to Mizoram in the east.
  • The tropical region encompasses almost half of the nation , which is located south of the Tropic of Cancer.
  • The rest of the area lies in the sub-tropics.
  • Therefore, India’s climate has characteristics of tropical as well as subtropical climates
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