Tropical Countries 2022

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Tropical countries are nations that are located in the tropics, the belt-shaped region of the Earth closest to the Equator, horizontally bordered by the Tropic of Cancer to the north and the Tropic of Capricorn to the south. The tropics make up about 40% of the planet's surface area and are home to approximately 40% of the world's population. Due to higher-than-average population growth in sub-Saharan Africa, it is estimated that the percentage of the world's population living in the tropics will reach 50% sometime in the late 2030s/2040s.

Tropical countries tend to have hotter, wetter, more humid weather than countries located in the middle latitudes/temperate regions and the polar regions. Most tropical countries have a tropical climate, in which the average monthly temperatures are always 18°C (64.4°F) or higher and the year consists of two seasons: the wet/rainy season, in which most rainfall occurs, and the dry season. Non-tropical climates do exist, however, as evidenced by dry regions such as the Sahara Desert and Australian Outback, the alpine tundra in parts of Chile and Peru, and the snowcaps on mountains such as Hawaii's Mauna Kea and New Guinea's Puncak Jaya. Ecosystems in tropical countries are diverse, including tropical rainforests, "dry" deciduous forests, and deserts.

Top 5 Most Surprising Tropical Countries

More than 125 of the world's countries and territories are geographically located at least partially in the tropics (a full list appears below). This includes several countries that may not be traditionally considered tropical countries.

Argentina The overwhelming majority of South America's second-largest country is located south of the Tropic of Capricorn, placing it firmly in a temperate zone. However, the northernmost tip stretches up to touch the tropics, earning it a spot on the list of tropical countries
Chile Along with Argentina, this slender South American nation reaches further south than any other country, nearly touching Antarctica. However, just like Argentina, its northern end extends into the tropics.
China Well over 90% of this massive Asian country rests in the temperate zone north of the Tropics, but its very southernmost tip dips down into the Tropic of Cancer.
Egypt Even a passing mention of this African nation summons visions of pyramids, the sphinx, and sand as far as the eye can see. But the southernmost 15% (approximately) of its territory lies within the tropics.
United States The U.S. mainland is entirely located in the temperate zone. However, Alaska touches the Arctic Circle and the island state of Hawaii is located entirely in the tropics, making the U.S. the only country that touches both the Arctic and the Tropics.

Perhaps just as surprising are the countries one would imagine are tropical, but which in fact are located in temperate zones For example, neither North Korea nor South Korea are tropical countries. Nor are exotic, but temperate Morocco, Bhutan, and Tunisia.

For a full list of tropical countries and the continents in which they are located, see the table below.

Tropical Countries 2022

Country Area Located In Tropics
IndonesiaFull
NigeriaFull
EthiopiaFull
PhilippinesFull
DR CongoFull
VietnamFull
ThailandFull
TanzaniaFull
KenyaFull
ColombiaFull
UgandaFull
SudanFull
AngolaFull
PeruFull
MalaysiaFull
YemenFull
GhanaFull
VenezuelaFull
Ivory CoastFull
CameroonFull
NigerFull
Burkina FasoFull
MaliFull
Sri LankaFull
MalawiFull
ZambiaFull
EcuadorFull
GuatemalaFull
ChadFull
SomaliaFull
SenegalFull
CambodiaFull
GuineaFull
RwandaFull
BeninFull
BurundiFull
HaitiFull
Dominican RepublicFull
CubaFull
South SudanFull
HondurasFull
Papua New GuineaFull
TogoFull
Sierra LeoneFull
LaosFull
NicaraguaFull
El SalvadorFull
SingaporeFull
Republic of the CongoFull
Central African RepublicFull
LiberiaFull
Costa RicaFull
MauritaniaFull
PanamaFull
EritreaFull
JamaicaFull
GambiaFull
GabonFull
Guinea BissauFull
Equatorial GuineaFull
Trinidad And TobagoFull
MauritiusFull
DjiboutiFull
FijiFull
ComorosFull
GuyanaFull
Solomon IslandsFull
SurinameFull
Cape VerdeFull
MaldivesFull
BelizeFull
GuadeloupeFull
MartiniqueFull
VanuatuFull
French GuianaFull
BarbadosFull
Sao Tome And PrincipeFull
SamoaFull
Saint LuciaFull
KiribatiFull
GrenadaFull
MicronesiaFull
SeychellesFull
TongaFull
ArubaFull
Saint Vincent And the GrenadinesFull
United States Virgin IslandsFull
Antigua And BarbudaFull
DominicaFull
Saint Kitts And NevisFull
Marshall IslandsFull
British Virgin IslandsFull
PalauFull
NauruFull
TuvaluFull
ChinaPartial
IndiaPartial
United StatesPartial
BrazilPartial
BangladeshPartial
MexicoPartial
EgyptPartial
South AfricaPartial
MyanmarPartial
ArgentinaPartial
AlgeriaPartial
Saudi ArabiaPartial
MozambiquePartial
MadagascarPartial
AustraliaPartial
TaiwanPartial
ChilePartial
ZimbabwePartial
BoliviaPartial
United Arab EmiratesPartial
LibyaPartial
ParaguayPartial
OmanPartial
BotswanaPartial
NamibiaPartial
Western SaharaPartial
BahamasPartial

Tropical Countries 2022

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