Name the States of India Through Which the Tropic of Cancer Passes

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : June 21st, 2022

The Tropic of Cancer passes through the following Indian states:

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

What’s more, the Tropic of Cancer passes through the Mahi River twice. It cuts Madhya Pradesh and flows to Gujarat where it gets cut again. 

What is the Tropic of Cancer?

The Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line that is situated North of the Equator and traverses through the middle of India. In fact, the Tropic of Cancer passes through a total of 17 countries including India. The T.O.C is also referred to as the Northern Tropic and is situated at 23.43705° north of the Equator. 

According to scientists, the position of the Tropic of Cancer is not fixed and currently, it is slowly drifting towards the south almost 15 metres every year. The Tropic of Cancer is also one of the five spheres of latitude appearing on the globe. 


Summary:

The Tropic of Cancer Passes through Which States?

The Tropic of Cancer passes through eight different states in India that include:

  • Gujarat (Jasdan)
  • Tripura (Udaipur)
  • Rajasthan (Kalinjarh)
  • Chhattisgarh (Sonhat)
  • Mizoram (Champhai)
  • Jharkhand (Lohardaga)
  • Madhya Pradesh (Shajapur)
  • West Bengal (Krishnanagar)

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