Maximum part of the land in Gujarat lies in the ____, therefore it experiences hot summers and cold winters. A) Torrid zone B) Frigid Zone C) Temperate Zone D) All of the above
Hint: Gujarat's climate has a wide range of conditions. Gujarat's plains are hot and dry in the summer and cool and dry in the winter. In the hilly regions and along the coast, summer is milder. From June to September, the monsoon season is in full swing. The majority of Gujarat receives very little rain. During the monsoons, southern Gujarat and the hilly regions experience heavy rainfall and high humidity.
Complete answer: Gujarat has a wide range of climates. Summers are hot, and winters are cold. Gujarat's seashores feel less heat in the summer, less cold in the winter, and more rain during the monsoon. As a result, it is said to have a temperate climate. The coasts have an oceanic atmosphere.
Now, let us look at the given options: A) Torrid zone: This option is correct. Torrid Zone covers the majority of Gujarat's territory, resulting in hot summers and cold winters. B) Frigid Zone: This option is incorrect because Gujarat does not lie in the Frigid Zone. Frigid Zones are the coldest regions on the Earth whereas Gujarat experiences hot summers and cold winters. C) Temperate Zone: This option is incorrect because Gujarat does not lie in the temperate zone because temperate zones have mild summers and cool winters whereas Gujarat experiences hot summers and cold winters. D) All of these: This option is incorrect because Gujarat lies in the Torrid zone and not in the Frigid or temperate zone.
Thus, the correct answer is Option A.
Note: The tropical, or Torrid Zone, is located near the Equator and stretches from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn in the north and south, respectively. Near the poles are the north and south frigid areas (also known as the Arctic and Antarctic). The north and south temperate zones are located in between them. In general, the torrid zone is hot.