Tropic of Cancer and the Indian States it Passes Through

India is located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. Tropic of Cancer which is an imaginary line at 23°50`N of the Equator passes almost through the center of the Indian mainland. It crosses 8 Indian states in total.

Dashamlav has arranged the order of Indian states through which the tropic of cancer passes from east to west. These states are as follows:

  1. Gujarat
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Chhattisgarh
  5. Jharkhand
  6. West Bengal
  7. Tripura
  8. Mizoram

indian states tropic of cancer passes through

Interesting Facts about Tropic of Cancer Passing through India

  1. Mahi is a river that flows in the western part of India and crosses the Tropic of Cancer twice. It first cuts the imaginary line in Madhya Pradesh and then in Gujarat for the second time. Mahi River rises in Madhya Pradesh and flows in east to west direction passing through Rajasthan and Gujarat before draining itself into the Arabian Sea.
  2. The Tropic of Cancer is also known as Northern Tropic as it falls under the Northern Hemisphere. Similarly, the Tropic of Capricorn is often referred to as the Southern Tropic as it falls under the Southern Hemisphere.
  3. The Tropic of Cancer is the farthest latitude in the northern hemisphere where sun can be directly overhead. During the summer solstice, the sun appears directly overhead in the areas on the Tropic of Cancer.