Geographical Coverage

Date palm is found in both the Old World (Africa and Asia) and the New World (Australia, North America and South America) where dates are grown commercially in large quantities. Date palm belt stretches from Indus Valley in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. In order to have a clear picture on the geographical distribution of date palm, it is worth looking at it from the following aspects: (i) Distribution according to latitude, (ii) Distribution according to altitude, and (iii) Number of date palms in the world.

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