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Tropic of Cancer Countries

17 nations lie on the Tropic of Cancer. How many can you guess?
The Tropic of Cancer is a fluctuating line - only nations that always touch the line are included
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First submittedSeptember 18, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 18, 2014
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Country
Algeria
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Burma
China
Egypt
India
Libya
Mali
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Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Niger
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
United Arab Emirates
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level 81
Sep 19, 2014
Again. Fluctuating???
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level 76
Sep 19, 2014
I wondered the same thing. Here's what Wikipedia says: "The Tropic of Cancer position is not fixed, but varies in a complicated manner over time. It drifts south almost half a second (0.47″) of latitude per year (it was at exactly 23° 27′ in year 1917)."
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level 73
Sep 20, 2014
Right. And in that year, the nation of Chad was not touching the Tropic of Cancer. That will happen again at some point, and because of that fluctuation, Chad is not included.