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Class 6 Geography Chapter 2 – Globe Latitudes And Longitudes

Last updated on September 17th, 2023 at 11:52 pm

Globe Latitudes And Longitudes – Class 6

Globe Latitudes And Longitudes Class 6 Solutions | ncert solutions for class 6 geography chapter 2

Answer the following questions briefly.

  • Q. What is the true shape of the earth?
  • A. The earth’s true form is slightly flattened at the north and south poles, with a bulge in the middle.


  • Q. What is a globe?
  • A. The globe is a true model of the Earth in a miniature form. The globe is not fixed. It can be rotated in the same way that a topspin or a potter’s wheel is. Countries, continents, and oceans are depicted in their proper scale on the globe.


  • Q. What is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer?
  • A. Tropic of Cancer value is 23½° N in the Northern Hemisphere.


  • Q. What are the three heat zones of the Earth?
  • A. The three heat zones of the earth are torrid zone, temperate zone, and frigid zone.


  • Q. What are parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude?
  • A. parallels of latitude are all parallel circles from the equator to the poles while a reference line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole is called meridians of longitude.


  • Q. Why does the torrid zone receive the maximum amount of heat?
  • A. at least once a year, the midday sun is directly overhead on all latitudes between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. As a result, this area receives the most heat and is known as the Torrid Zone.


  • Q. Why is it 5.30 p.m. In India and 12.00 noon in London?
  • A. India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT, located east of Greenwich at 82°30’E. As a result, it will be 5:30 p.m. In India and 12:00 p.m. Noon in London.


Tick the correct answers.

1.The value of the prime meridian is

  1. 90°
  2. 60°

Answer –  0°

2. The frigid zone lies near

  1. The Poles
  2. The Equator
  3. The Tropic of Cancer

Answer – the Poles

3.  The total number of longitudes are

  1. 360
  2. 180
  3. 90

Answer – 360

4. The Antarctic circle is located in

  1. The Northern hemisphere
  2. The Southern hemisphere
  3. The Eastern hemisphere

Answer – the Southern hemisphere

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