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International Day of the Tropics
29 June, 2021
The Earth’s tropics lie roughly in the middle of the globe between the latitude lines of the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; and include the Equator and parts of North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Tropical locations are typically warm, experience little seasonal change in day-to-day temperature and have high rainfalls, the seasonality of the latter increasing with distance from the equator. The International Day of the Tropics is to celebrate the diversity of the tropics and to address challenges in these regions that include population growth, with the region hosting most of the world’s people and two-thirds of its children by 2050, and undernourishment and slum conditions, both higher in the Tropics than in the rest of the world.