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What is the difference between a 'temperate region' and a 'tropical region'?

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Tropical means that all year the temperature is always at or above about 65 degrees F.
Typically these locations are close to the earth's equator. Examples are Hawaii and Florida.

Temperate means that there is variation of temperatures but no extremes of heat or cold. Typically these locations are midway between the equator and poles. Examples include San Francisco and Atlanta.
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