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Name the States of India through which the Tropic of Cancer Passes

By Balaji

Updated on: February 17th, 2023

The Tropic of Cancer passes through eight Indian states namely Tripura (Udaipur), Gujarat (Jasdan), Chhattisgarh (Sonhat), Rajasthan (Kalinjarh), Jharkhand (Lohardaga), Mizoram (Champhai), Madhya Pradesh (Shajapur), and West Bengal (Krishnanagar). It passes through the Mahi River twice. It cuts Madhya Pradesh and flows to Gujarat where it gets cut again. The Northern Tropic, also known as the Tropic of Cancer, is the most northern circle of latitude on Earth where the Sun can be directly overhead.

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States through which the Tropic of Cancer Passes in India

As mentioned above the Tropic of Cancer passes through 8 Indian states. The Tropic of Cancer is a hypothetical line that runs through the centre of India and is located North of the Equator. In actuality, the Tropic of Cancer crosses 17 nations in total, including India, 3 Continents and 6 water bodies. The Tropic of Cancer, also known as the Northern Tropic, is located at a latitude of 23.43705° north of the Equator.

Taiwan is also one of the countries through which the Tropic of Cancer passes. In India, the Mahi river is the only one through which the Tropic of Cancer passes two times. Bhopal and Gandhinagar are considered to be quite close to the Tropic of Cancer.

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.

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Name the States of India through which the Tropic of Cancer Passes

Tripura (Udaipur), Gujarat (Jasdan), Chhattisgarh (Sonhat), Rajasthan (Kalinjarh), Jharkhand (Lohardaga), Mizoram (Champhai), Madhya Pradesh (Shajapur), and West Bengal are the eight states through which the Tropic of Cancer passes in India.

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