Equator passes through Thirteen Countries.
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- Sao Tome and Principe (Island Nation in Gulf of Guinea near Gabon)
- Republic of Congo
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Maldives (Island Nation in Indian Ocean)
- Indonesia (Island Nation): Passes through Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi Islands of Indonesia
- Republic of Kiribati (Island Nation in central Pacific) Click here for location of Kiribati.
Facts about Equator
- Equator divides earth into two equal hemispheres.
- Equator is also called Great Circle.
- It is considered Zero Degree Latitude.
- The circumference of Earth is about 40075 Kms.
- Countries near equator experience Hot and Rainy weather throughout the year.
Kulwinder Singh is an alumni of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and working as Assistant Professor of Geography at Pt. C.L.S. Government College, Kurukshetra University. He is a passionate teacher and avid learner.