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Countries on the Equator

11 countries have land territory that lies on the equator. How many can you name?
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Last updated: September 13, 2018
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First submittedNovember 14, 2011
Times taken111,581
Average score72.7%
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Country
Brazil
Colombia
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Ecuador
Country
Gabon
Indonesia
Kenya
Republic of the Congo
Country
São Tomé and Príncipe
Somalia
Uganda
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Level 76
Nov 14, 2011
missed somalia and so tome :(
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Level 78
Jun 5, 2014
Me too.
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Level 17
Oct 28, 2014
Yeah it's sooooo tome
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Level 28
Apr 4, 2015
Me too ;-(
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Level 32
Aug 5, 2016
Missed Uganda and Sooo Tome :(
+14
Level 54
Oct 17, 2018
i missed soomaileea and sooooooo toomee aand preenceepe
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Level 78
Aug 4, 2020
Somalia* Sao Tome and Principe*
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Level 75
Aug 4, 2020
r/woooooosh
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Level 78
Nov 14, 2023
woosh*
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Level 54
Aug 4, 2020
PiggyMan, Jetpunk isn't Reddit.
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Level 46
Oct 26, 2020
Hi
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Level 57
Jan 11, 2022
@JackintheBox São Tomé and Príncipe*
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Level 46
Nov 14, 2023
lol i love it, using his own tricks against him
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Level 78
Nov 14, 2023
I*
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Level 43
Jul 6, 2022
@NiobiumVoid we gathered. smh
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Level 23
Mar 16, 2023
the comments are just helping me complete the quiz lol.
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Level 50
Nov 14, 2011
lol its funny how Equatorial Guinea has Equator in its name yet it doesn't pass through it.
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Level 69
Jun 12, 2014
:D
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Level 54
Oct 17, 2018
it has an island south of the equator but it doesn't pass through it
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Level 59
Aug 5, 2020
What Island?
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Level 57
Nov 6, 2020
Annobon Island, just SW of Sao Tome.
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Level 59
Sep 20, 2019
I was thinking that was ridiculous too.
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2011
curse you equatorial guinea!
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Level 39
Jan 3, 2022
let's make the comments go back to it's OG thingy
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Level 39
Jan 3, 2022
oh wait
+1
Level 28
Nov 14, 2011
100% with 2:24 left
+1
Level 67
Oct 17, 2018
3:12 here. Didn't know I'd make them all that fast
+24
Level 29
Nov 15, 2011
I share this new found disdain for equatorial guinea!
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Level 61
Nov 15, 2011
Equatorial Guinea- damn you!!
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Level 50
Mar 10, 2012
Nauru. 31'38" short. Not enough wobble in the orbit. And Zaire. Yes, I was stuck on stupid. :P
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Level 22
Mar 12, 2014
zaire is dr congo
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Level 37
May 11, 2020
DR Congo was Zaire
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Level 82
Oct 8, 2016
They have equator on the flag though, with the star marking Nauru's position just south of it.
+1
Level 20
Apr 13, 2012
8/11
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Level 16
Apr 19, 2012
Missed Kenya and Colombia :)
+10
Level 83
Jan 13, 2013
Guessed every other island near the equator and missed Sao Tome. >_< and note to Equatorial Guinea: who do you think you're fooling! Poser!
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Level 67
Nov 2, 2013
Apparently Equat. Guinea is fooling many quiz takers here. lmao
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2014
Such a misleading name!
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Level 35
Jan 18, 2013
Does it have to go through LAND to qualify? If not, then Maldives and Kiribati should be added.
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Level 91
Mar 25, 2013
From the instructions: "11 countries have land territory that lies on the equator."

Yep, looks like it has to go through land!

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Level 57
Jan 16, 2014
Damn Equatorial Guinea
+9
Level 45
Feb 10, 2014
Take a drink every time you or someone else guesses Equatorial Guinea
+9
Level 55
Nov 17, 2015
We'd all be drunk by now if we did this.
+7
Level 61
Aug 4, 2020
we'd be dead
+1
Level 44
Nov 15, 2023
Idk, I have a pretty high tolerance. It's only like 100 thousand shots, I'd barely even be drunk after that.
+6
Level 46
Mar 21, 2021
I knew that the equator didn't pass through Equatorial Guinea before I started this quiz, and yet I guessed it anyway just in case I was wrong. *chugs bottle of big boy vodka*
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2014
Missed Ecuador. *facepalm*
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Level 55
Nov 17, 2015
So did I. Dios mio.
+3
Level 52
Feb 20, 2017
hahahahahaah
+1
Level 37
May 11, 2020
*smirks* Oh, you noticed
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2014
Yes ... just as a couple other players pointed out ... you have left out 2 countries that are indeed located right on the equator (BOTH smaller island nations) ---> the Maldives and Kiribati ... So do you read your messages? And can you please evolve this quiz to a more complete level? thanks we all appreciate it !!
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2014
Look at the description of the quiz just below the title. That is why.
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Level 38
Jul 8, 2014
I agree. If The Maldives and Kiribati are not on here then Sao Tome and Principe should not be, all of them are island countries.
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Level 29
May 22, 2015
The issue wasn't that they are island countries but whether the equator passes through a part of their territory on the terra firma
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
the equator doesnt go through their land. If it goes through claimed ocean hat doesnt count
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2014
Maldives and Kiribati should be in as well
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Level 59
Jan 18, 2022
Please read the comment section or the description prior to complaining.
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Level 37
Aug 13, 2014
Why does "DR Congo" bring up Republic of the Congo?
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Level 27
Feb 25, 2015
Because the word "Congo" triggers both Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo--a good tip to remember if you're doing the big "Countries of the World" quiz! :)
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Level 53
Jan 8, 2016
Who is Dr. Congo?
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2020
No, he's just "The Doctor". I don't think we learn his name.
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Level 26
Nov 5, 2021
Why is Dr Congo?
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Level 27
Feb 25, 2015
Missed Sao Tome & Principe. And add me to the list of people who typed in "Equatorial Guinea" only to discover it's not on the equator! I said "Seriously?" (Actually, I think I said one or two other words, too, but I won't repeat them here or the moderator might delete it.)
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Level 55
Aug 5, 2015
I typed equitorial guinea, and ecuador first. I missed Gabon Somalia, and Sao tome.
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Level 26
Apr 2, 2016
done with 3.45 to spare
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2016
Took me a while to get São Tomé e Príncipe.
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Level 74
Mar 21, 2021
dont bother capitalising and using accents youll get it quicker
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2016
How did I get Sao Tome but not Ecuador
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Level 75
Sep 9, 2016
Can't believe I missed both Congos. I must have typed every other country in Africa but those.
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Level 41
Sep 9, 2016
Phew just remembered republic of the congo 9 secs left
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Level 55
Sep 9, 2016
Wow. A year later, and apparently I still don't really know where the equator is. Seriously. At least there's enough time to get most of the rest of them by guessing.
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Level 53
Sep 9, 2016
I forgot Brazil *facepalm*
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Level 72
Sep 10, 2016
kiribati and maldives have islands both above and below the equator
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2016
Yes, but no land directly ON the equator.
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Level 59
Jan 18, 2022
I'm pretty sure they're just sharing the fact.
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Level 83
Sep 11, 2016
For the record, most of Equatorial Guinea is north of the Equator, but some of it is south of the Equator (the island of Annobón). However the quiz specifies land, and no part of Equatorial Guinea's land lies on the Equator. Someone may be able to confirm this, but I don't believe any part of Equatorial Guinea's oceanic territory lies on the Equator either, as São Tomé almost entirely separates Annobón from the rest of the country.
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
equatorial guinea has a small island that's in he middle of the equator.
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Level 19
Sep 12, 2016
missed 3
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Level 25
Jan 19, 2017
100%...just! Whew! Good quiz...would like to see more like it!
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Level 52
Feb 20, 2017
Funny how Brazil is better remebered than Ecuador... I mean, sure, it's easily recognizable as a big equatorial country, but the equator crosses in the very upper tip of the land. More than 90% of his lands lies under the equator...
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Level 71
Feb 20, 2017
I think many people like myself know that the Equator runs just about into the mouth of the Amazon River and remember that when a quiz such as this calls for it.
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2017
10% of a huge country is still a lot, more than the whole Ecuador in fact.
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Level 28
Oct 17, 2018
It's covers a relatively long north to south range so if you're really not sure where the equator actually is relative to countries (like me) then it's a pretty safe guess along with Chile for further south and India for further north.
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2017
I sucked at this, but 1 point for 7/11 countries???
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Level 37
Sep 26, 2017
Colombia and Brazil, but not Venezuela or Guyana. Really?????????
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Level 83
Sep 26, 2017
really
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Level 45
Dec 27, 2017
Got 100% but you missed the Kiribati and Maldives, so you should fix that. Other the that nice quiz!
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Level 62
May 6, 2018
You didn't read what was printed in bold and underlined at the top, so you should fix that. Other than that, nice comment.
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Level 24
May 30, 2018
Yes Dijko I also noticed Kiribati is missing.
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
cus its not on equator
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Level 73
May 30, 2018
my first guess was EQUATORIAL guinea, why the f is it called equatorial if its not even on the equator
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
the mainland used to be on the equator until it was moved down
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Level 56
May 30, 2018
aargh! it isn't rui muni any more - I really do know that!
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Level 33
May 30, 2018
Does "land" territory mean Kiribati and Maldives are not counted?
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Level 59
Jan 18, 2022
Yes. While the equator passes through Kiribati's / Maldives' territory, it doesn't pass through any land territory (islands or other landmasses) under the possession of the countries.
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Level 70
Oct 17, 2018
Got them all, mostly helped by the random bit of knowledge stuck in my head that 7 of the 11 were in Africa, so I didn't keep guessing island nations once I had figured out the 4 non-African ones.
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Level 31
Oct 17, 2018
I forgot Brazil but got 8 :/ idk how
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Level 34
Oct 19, 2018
this is really inaccurate. just look at google maps fand you'll see why
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
I just looked at Google Maps and I didn't see why. This quiz is perfectly accurate.
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Level 52
Dec 14, 2018
Equatorial Guinea is a LIE!
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2019
Oh Peru. How close you are. Only 3.3km too far.
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Level 79
Jul 3, 2019
With Sao Tome being so small I'm surprised the equator goes through it.
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Level 46
Aug 4, 2020
Equatorial Guinea, biggest misleading since Iceland and Greenland!
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
What about United States of America?
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
What's misleading about it?
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2020
*United* States. Gonna be a civil war in four months.
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
yep there was a civil war here on november 2 years ago."99%"
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
Try the map version here
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Level 74
Aug 4, 2020
The equator in Sao Tome runs through a hotel called Pestana Equador on the island of Ilhéu das Rolas and now I want to go there!
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Level 36
Aug 5, 2020
How do the DRC and Republic of Congo have different percentages correct when typing Congo fills in both answers? Did JetPunk not always work that way?
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2020
some people just type in drc
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Level 59
Aug 5, 2020
yeah I put drc, even though statistically it is better to put congo I just prefer drc.
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Level 38
Sep 23, 2020
you should do Equatorial countries by capitals! It would be a good quiz...
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Level 56
Nov 7, 2020
Equatorial Guinea should change their name from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the So-Called Republic of Equatorial Guinea
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Level 51
Nov 20, 2020
I was about to comment that lol
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Level 45
Dec 27, 2020
Missed gabon and sao tome
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Level 39
Mar 5, 2021
i missed sooooooo tome and eQUATOIAL guinea
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Level 59
Jan 18, 2022
That takes skill, missing a country that's not even on the quiz...
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Level 38
Mar 10, 2021
Equitorial Guinea is a liar
+1
Level 67
Jan 11, 2022
I know right!
+1
Level 67
Jan 11, 2022
Missed Somalia and Sao Tome
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
Actually Equatorial Guinea does border the equator, its not on mainland africa but its a island.
+1
Level 54
Mar 29, 2022
Done in 19 seconds aka 3:48 seconds left.
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2022
Got all but one. I was pretty sure that the missing country was one of the small island countries, but which?

B.t.w.: Peru misses the equator by less then 5km... so close...

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Level 73
Jul 6, 2022
The full name is Guinea Casi Ecuatorial
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Level 41
Oct 5, 2022
not kiribati???
+1
Level 72
Mar 22, 2023
ah yes equatorial guinea is definitely equatorial if it doesn't even touch the equator -_-
+1
Level 47
May 22, 2023
Just missed Kenya.
+1
Level 43
Jul 12, 2023
The only one I missed was Somalia... and it's one of the more obvious ones too!
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Level 34
Nov 14, 2023
Thank god this quiz had this much time. I needed two minutes to guess random island nations i thought were close to the equator after getting all the others.

Got Sao Tome eventually though...