Globe – Latitudes and Longitudes Class 6 Geography Chapter 2 Question Answer NCERT Solution

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Globe – Latitudes and Longitudes Class 6 Geography Chapter 2 Question Answer

1. Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) What is the true shape of the earth?

Ans. Earth shape is like geoid. The Model of Globe Denotes its Proper shape. Earth is slightly flattened at the poles.

(b) What is a globe?

Ans. Globe is a three dimensional model of Earth with its Longitudes and Latitudes.

(c) What is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer?

Ans. 23½° North

(d) What are the three heat zones of the Earth?


  1. Torrid Zone
  2. Temperate Zone
  3. Frigid Zone

(e) What are parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude?

Ans. All Parallel circles from the Equator up to the poles are called Parallels of Latitudes. The imaginary lines from the North Pole to the South Pole is called Meridians of Longitudes.

(f) Why does the torrid zone receives maximum amount of heat?
Ans. Torrid zone receives maximum amount of heat because the mid day sun is exactly overhead at this zone. Area between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn is lied in the Zone.

(g) why is it 5:30 P.M. in India and 12:00 noon in London?
Ans. Indian standard time is measured from 82½° E longitude, while standard time of London is measured from Greenwich (0° longitude or Prime Meridian ). The difference between the standard meridian of India and that of Greenwich is 82½°.
For every one degree of longitude, the difference in time is 4 minutes, so the difference for 82½° longitude
= 82½ x 4min or we can write as 82.5 x 4 min.
= 330 minutes.
now convert it into hours by divide from 60.
= 5 Hours 30 minutes.
IST. is ahead of G.M.T., because India is in the East. . Time in India will be 12:00 Noon + 5:30 Hours = 5:30 P.M.

2. Tick the correct answers.
(a) The value of the prime meridian is
(i) 90°
(ii) 0°
(iii) 60°
Ans. (ii) 0°

(b) The frigid zone lies near
(i) the Poles
(ii) the Equator
(iii) the Tropic of Cancer
Ans. (i) the Poles

(c) The total number of longitudes are
(i) 360
(ii) 180
(iii) 90
Ans. (i) 360

(d) The Antarctic circle is located in
(i) the Northern hemisphere
(ii) the Southern hemisphere
(iii) the Eastern hemisphere
Ans. (ii) the Southern hemisphere

(e) Grid is a network of
(i) Parallels of latitudes and meridians of Longitudes
(ii) the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
(iii) the North pole and the South pole
Ans. (i) Parallels of latitudes and meridians of Longitudes

3. Fill in the blanks.
(a) The Tropic of Capricorn is located at ———
Ans. 23½° South

(b) The Standard Meridian of India is ———
Ans. 82½° East

(c) The 0° Meridian is also known as ——–
Ans. Prime Meridian

(d) The distance between the longitudes decreases towards ———–
Ans. Poles ( either North or South Pole )

(e) The Arctic Circle is located in the ——– hemisphere.
Ans. Northern

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