What are the Earth’s five principle geographical zones?



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    The five principal geographical zones are divided by the major cirles of latitude and are referred to by the following names: The North Frigid Zone (north of the Arctic Circle), The North Temperate Zone (between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer), The Torrid Zone (between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn), The South Temperate Zone (between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle), and The South Frigid Zone (south of the Antarctic Circle).

    The Torrid Zones are the hottest, and include parts of Africa, India, Southern Asia, Australia, Central America and the northern part of South America.

    The Temperate Zones are characteristically mild and cool and include North America, Europe, Southern Africa, and the southern parts of South America and Australia.

    The Arctic Zones are the coldest and include Antarctica, the southern tip of South America, Northern Canada and Greenland, Northern Russia and Scandinavia.

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