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n. - The part of the Earth's surface between the two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead

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  • Adjective : romance under the tropic skies of Old Mexico
  • As for a year on the beach, summer time in the tropics is almost insupportable without air conditioning.
  • One of the problems with living on the coast in the tropics is the terrible heat in the summer time (someone mentioned that about Mérida).
  • Uruapan, at the brink of the high tropics, is about ninety minutes off. for more
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