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Discussion :: Indian Geography - Section 1 (Q.No.3)


The southernmost point of peninsular India, that is, Kanyakumari, is

[A]. north of Tropic of Cancer
[B]. south of the Equator
[C]. south of the Capricorn
[D]. north of the Equator

Answer: Option D


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Rann said: (Nov 1, 2010)  
Well evidenced kanyakumari exists at the North of Equator.

Uday said: (Dec 6, 2010)  
yes its right

Mohd Rais Khan said: (Jan 6, 2011)  
The location of kanyakumari is as follows:

South of tropic of cancer.
North of tropic of capricorn as well as of equator.

Karthik said: (Jun 7, 2011)  
Kanyakumari exists in top of the equator, which is well known by most of the people

Pradyumna said: (Jun 12, 2011)  
Kanyakumari is in the north of the equator but does not belong to the equator.

Amrit said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
Kanyakumari is far away from equator.

Xyz said: (May 5, 2012)  
Kanyakumari is in the north of the equator.

Prasanna said: (May 15, 2012)  
Since The Tropic of cancer passes almost in the middle of India, so definitely KanyaKumari is to the south of Tropic of cancer. But as we know the Equator does pass through India. So these two statements prove that KanyaKumari is North to the equator and South to the Tropic of Cancer.

Narender Meena said: (Oct 30, 2012)  
What are cancer, equator, capricorn ?

Krishnakanth.G2@Gmail.Com said: (May 19, 2013)  
Tropic of cancer passes through States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Kishore said: (Aug 27, 2013)  
Kanyakumari is the south to the tropic of capricorn.

Arvind Kumar said: (Nov 12, 2013)  
Whether equator passes through India if yes then which state or area.

Madhav said: (Mar 28, 2014)  
What is capricorn ?

Madhu said: (May 16, 2014)  
Tropic of Capricorn is an imaginary line of latitude going around the earth approximately 23.5 degree south of the equator. It is the southernmost part on earth where the sun's rays can be directly overhead at local noon. It is also one of the five major circles of latitude dividing the earth [the others are the tropic of cancer in the northern hemisphere, the equator, the arctic circle and the antarctic circle.

Madhu said: (May 16, 2014)  
Tropic of Capricorn is an imaginary line of latitude going around the earth approximately 23.5 degree south of the equator.

Xyz said: (Jun 29, 2014)  
Kanyakumari the beautiful place of India is located north side of equator.

Anil Kumar said: (Jul 9, 2014)  
Latitude of kanyakumari is 8 degree north and tropic of cancer is 23.5 degree (approx) north to equator. So kanyakumari is in between equator and tropic of cancer. So it will north to equator and south to tropic of cancer.

Raja Chatterjee said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
Kanyakumari is situated between tropic of cancer and north to equator.

Naveen Kumar said: (Oct 5, 2014)  
Kanyakumari when considered to India it is southern tip but seeing globe it is north of equator so accordingly it is northern side of equator or north of equator.

Ravikumar said: (Dec 11, 2014)  
Equator passes through totally 12 countries in the world namely:

1. Ecuador.
2. Colambia.
3. Brazil.
4. Gabon.
5. Republic of Congo.
6. Democratic republic of Congo.
7. Kenya.
8. Uganda.
9. Somalia.
10. Maldives.
11. Indonesia.
12. Kiribati.

Jeevan Gowda said: (Feb 2, 2015)  
If Kanyakumari is southern most point. What is pygmalion point (Indira point) ?

Geetha Reddy said: (Feb 4, 2015)  
Tropic of cancer is going middle of India. Kanyakumari which is present at the tip of India is present north of equator.

Kamles Bharti said: (Feb 7, 2015)  
Tropic of cancer going middle of India and equator is going through far away for India so equator below of kanyakumari therefore definitely kanyakumari is above the equator and below the Tropic of Capricorn.

Sarbeswar said: (Jul 13, 2015)  
Kanyakumari is below the Tropic of Cancer not Capricorn. And India's latitudinal extends is 8*4' to 37*6'.

Debashish Rath said: (Oct 3, 2015)  
What is right answer?

Sonu Pathak said: (Nov 4, 2015)  
Kanyakumari is situated at north direction from the equator.

Kausaha Raj said: (Jan 26, 2016)  
I think tropic of cancer is also goes from TRIPURA & MIZORAM state. It across from 8 states of BHARAT. HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY FRIENDS.

Bapi said: (Mar 13, 2016)  
I am very much confused about "tropic of cancer & equator".

Shivam Singh said: (Mar 25, 2016)  
Tropic of Cancer is fixed at 23.5N.

Kanhu said: (Apr 11, 2016)  
Why the southernmost point of the Great Nicobar Island is called as Indira point?

Prateek Singh said: (Jun 16, 2016)  
How many countries does the tropic of capricorn pass through?

Deepshikha said: (Jun 22, 2016)  
Tropic of cancer -> 23*0.5 degree North, Pass-through 8 Indian states. Those are Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Chattisgarh, Odisha, WB, Tripura, and Mizoram.

Kanyakumari is in the south of the tropic of cancer as well as north of the equator.

Southern most point of India including islands is Indira point. 6*45 Degree North of equator.

Deepshikha said: (Jun 22, 2016)  
Indira point has been immersed in the sea. After the Tsunami hit Andaman Nicobar island In 2004.

Amit Duggal said: (Jul 26, 2016)  
What is the distance between the Indira point and equator line?

Amit Duggal said: (Jul 26, 2016)  
What is the distance between the Indira point and equator line?

Neel said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
What about nagpur highest temperature, is this related to any above terms?

Chandan Sheanhmar said: (Dec 27, 2016)  
Brazil is the only country through which both equator and tropic of Capricorn passes.

Govind Choudhary said: (Dec 29, 2016)  
Kanyakumari is located north of equator and south of the tropic of cancer and North of the tropic of Capricorn.

Devyanshi said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
What is the name of Indian sub- continent?

Vara said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
Kanyakumari south to teh equator in Tamilnadu.

Munan said: (Mar 2, 2017)  
Right answer kanyakumari is north of equator.

Vibhuti Sinha said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
The tropic of cancer moved from India and also Jarkhand.

Harry Redman said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
Where is the equator in relation to Chennai city?

Chandan Pradhan said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
Tropic of the cancer is situated north of Kanyakumari whereas equator is south to Kanyakumari.

Rakesh Kumar said: (Sep 29, 2017)  
Indira point at Andaman Nicobar island.

Radhika said: (Apr 24, 2018)  
Which capital belongs to the North of tropic of cancer?

Dr. Veerpal Kaur said: (Jun 12, 2018)  
Tropic of Cancer lies at 23.50 degree North. Agartala, the capital of Tripura and Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, lies to just north of Tropic of cancer which has a latitude of - 23.51 N and 23.36 N respectively.

Following are the latitudes of other cities/ states through which the tropic of cancer passes in India.

Gandhinagar (Gujrat) - 23.10 N.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) - 26.55 N.
Bhopal (M.P) - 23.16 N.
Raipur (Chattisgarh) - 21.16 N.
Ranchi (Jharkhand) - 23.11 N.
Kolkata (W.B) - 22.34 N.
Agartala (Tripura) - 23.51 N.
Aizawl (Mizoram) - 23.36 N.

Anonymous said: (Jan 25, 2021)  
How is Kanyakumari north to the equator as Kanyakumari is in the south?

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