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A major line of latitude that passes through Mizoram also passes through which one of the following states?

Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint:Latitude is a geographic coordinate that runs from east to west and specifies the north–south position of a point on the Earth's surface. It is expressed in degrees and minutes.

Complete Answer: Latitude is an angle which ranges from 0° at the Equator to 90° at the poles. The Tropic of Cancer is the major line of latitude which passes through Mizoram.

Looking at the options above:

Option a: Nagaland lies between the parallels of 98 degree and 96 degree East longitude, and 26.6 degree and 27.4 degree latitude North of the Equator. This option is incorrect.

Option b: Orissa is one of the states through which the Indian Standard Meridian passes. It extends from 17.31N latitude to 22.31N latitude and from 81.31E longitude to 87.29E longitude.This option is incorrect.

Option c: Any major line of latitude do it pass through Bihar. This option is incorrect.

Option d: Tropic of Cancer is the major line of latitude that passes through Mizoram and also passes through Jharkhand state. This option is correct.

So, the correct answer is option d.

-Equator is an important line of latitude which is 0° and passes through Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Tripura, Mizoram, Jharkhand.

-Tropic of Cancer passes line exactly over the NH 33, Hazaribagh – Ranchi express highway.

-There are total180 parallels of latitudes apart from the Equator which form a circle. The distance between two consecutive lines of latitude is 111km.