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Tropic of Capricorn Countries

The Tropic of Capricorn is a line of latitude about 23 degrees south of the equator, and is one of the five major lines of latitude, along with the Equator, Arctic and Antarctic circles and Tropic of Cancer. Can you name the countries whose land mass it passes through?
Countries are listed in order from west to east
Quiz by Jerry928
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First submittedJuly 16, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 11, 2019
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Country
Chile
Argentina
Paraguay
Brazil
Namibia
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Botswana
South Africa
Mozambique
Madagascar
Australia
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level 59
Dec 2, 2015
Tagline says Cancer despite being Capricorn quiz.
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level 72
Dec 2, 2015
Nice spotting. Fixed.
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level 28
Jan 9, 2016
Nice quiz. I didn't know that, but I guessed and got them. Now I know something new.
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level 72
Feb 26, 2016
The Tropics are the limits between which it is possible for the sun to be directly overhead at least once in a year - the kind of opposite of the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, which are the limits past which it is possible for the sun to not rise at all at least once per year.
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level 76
Feb 26, 2016
easy quiz, didn't have to guess too many of them. but i was surprised how few countries there were.
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level 61
Feb 26, 2016
My sentiments exactly.
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level 58
Feb 26, 2016
And mine.
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level 67
Feb 26, 2016
I agree but it is not surprising when you realise that only 32% of land is South of the Equator compared to 68% North of the Equator.
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level 35
Feb 26, 2016
Jerry, I think France is in because of the Reunion Island, I think it goes throught the EEZ of the Island. So I don't know if you can consider that.
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level 72
Feb 26, 2016
Yes indeed! For this quiz, the instructions specify countries whose land mass is transited by the Tropic.
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level 20
Feb 26, 2016
what about zimbabwe
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level 72
Feb 26, 2016
Zimbabwe's southernmost point is 22.4 degrees south, so it is just to the north of the Tropic.
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level 61
Jan 11, 2019
Nice quiz, surprisingly high % guessed. I got all but one with a minute to spare. Didnt get it... ugh, southafrica. I tried lesotho, swaziland, zambia, zimbabwe even malawi.. Ah well I was happy to get all the others without trying wrong ones first.
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level 55
Jan 11, 2019
That's my story!
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level 56
Jan 12, 2019
Tonga - passing just north of the Minerva Reefs
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level 31
Jan 12, 2019
So how is Lesotho and Swaziland not on here? I'm confused :S
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level 67
Jan 12, 2019
Because it doesn't go through either of them. Here's a helpful map!