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Equatorial regions are found in-----------------.
A.Asia
B.Africa
C.South America
D.All of the above

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Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint:Earth is considered to be rotating on a vertical but slanted axis at a constant speed. Based on this axis, the glob has been divided into multiple parts through a bunch of lines that are parallel to the axis which are known as the longitudes and a bunch of lines positioned in perpendicular to the longitudes at a specific distance apart, known as the latitudes. The longitudes divide the land into different time zones and the latitudes divide the earth into different climatic regions. There are 180 lines that are passing in parallel to the equator. The main latitudes are the equator (00), the Tropic of Cancer (23.50north), the Tropic of Capricorn (23.50south), the Arctic circle (66.50 north), the Antarctic circle (66.50 south), the North Pole (900north), the South Pole (900south).

Complete answer:
Equatorial region of earth is nothing but the region surrounding the equatorial line or the zero-degree latitude. It covers only 6 percent of the surface area of Earth and stretches from 00 to 100 on either side of the equator. It is a high temperature, humid region with constant rainfall which houses the majority of the tropical rain forests and evergreen forests in the world. There are some drastic variations in rainfall and humidity along the equator, despite steady temperatures, since these are dictated by wind currents. These areas, in reality, rarely experience real seasons. Instead there are times that are actually called wet and periods that are called dry.

The Equator covers a total of 13 counties located in three different continents. Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil located in South America, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia of Africa, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati located in Asia. Majority of these nations are located in Africa.

Hence, the correct answer is option (D).

Note:The plane of the equator moves in line with the sun during the equinoxes of March and September. During these moments, the sun begins to cross over the celestial equator. The shortest sunrises and sunsets are encountered by people living on the equator since the sun moves most of the year opposite to the equator and the duration of days is virtually the same. In these areas, daytime only lasts 16 minutes longer than night time.