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Equatorial Countries Quiz

11 countries have land territory that lies on the equator. How many can you name?
Last updated: September 13, 2018
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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 68
Nov 14, 2011
missed somalia and so tome :(
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level 80
Jun 5, 2014
Me too.
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level 20
Oct 28, 2014
Yeah it's sooooo tome
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level 34
Apr 4, 2015
Me too ;-(
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level 32
Aug 5, 2016
Missed Uganda and Sooo Tome :(
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level 23
Oct 17, 2018
i missed soomaileea and sooooooo toomee aand preenceepe
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level 55
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 61
Jun 12, 2014
:D
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level 23
Oct 17, 2018
it has an island south of the equator but it doesn't pass through it
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level 43
Nov 14, 2011
curse you equatorial guinea!
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level 33
Nov 14, 2011
100% with 2:24 left
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level 42
Oct 17, 2018
3:12 here. Didn't know I'd make them all that fast
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level 32
Nov 15, 2011
I share this new found disdain for equatorial guinea!
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level 52
Nov 15, 2011
Equatorial Guinea- damn you!!
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level 54
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 24
Mar 12, 2014
zaire is dr congo
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level 72
Oct 8, 2016
They have equator on the flag though, with the star marking Nauru's position just south of it.
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level 21
Apr 13, 2012
8/11
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level 19
Apr 19, 2012
Missed Kenya and Colombia :)
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level 74
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 51
Nov 2, 2013
Apparently Equat. Guinea is fooling many quiz takers here. lmao
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level 46
Jul 5, 2014
Such a misleading name!
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level 43
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 81
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 47
Jan 16, 2014
Damn Equatorial Guinea
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level 48
Feb 10, 2014
Take a drink every time you or someone else guesses Equatorial Guinea
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level 59
Nov 17, 2015
We'd all be drunk by now if we did this.
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level 55
Jul 5, 2014
Missed Ecuador. *facepalm*
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level 59
Nov 17, 2015
So did I. Dios mio.
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level 54
Feb 20, 2017
hahahahahaah
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level 59
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 68
Jul 5, 2014
Look at the description of the quiz just below the title. That is why.
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level 41
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 34
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 31
Jul 5, 2014
Maldives and Kiribati should be in as well
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level 44
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 35
Jan 8, 2016
Who is Dr. Congo?
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level 26
Dec 14, 2014
aced it 11/11
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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 40
Aug 5, 2015
I typed equitorial guinea, and ecuador first. I missed Gabon Somalia, and Sao tome.
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level 22
Apr 2, 2016
done with 3.45 to spare
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level 48
Apr 13, 2016
Took me a while to get São Tomé e Príncipe.
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level 28
Aug 22, 2016
How did I get Sao Tome but not Ecuador
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level 74
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 44
Sep 9, 2016
Phew just remembered republic of the congo 9 secs left
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level 59
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 42
Sep 9, 2016
I forgot Brazil *facepalm*
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level 63
Sep 10, 2016
kiribati and maldives have islands both above and below the equator
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level 75
Sep 12, 2016
Yes, but no land directly ON the equator.
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level 70
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 21
Sep 12, 2016
missed 3
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level 65
Sep 13, 2016
Petition to rename it "Equatorish Guinea":
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level ∞
Sep 13, 2016
:)
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level 39
Oct 17, 2018
Seconded! So confusing... ;)
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level 27
Jan 19, 2017
100%...just! Whew! Good quiz...would like to see more like it!
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level 54
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 66
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 72
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 47
Sep 26, 2017
I sucked at this, but 1 point for 7/11 countries???
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level 38
Sep 26, 2017
Colombia and Brazil, but not Venezuela or Guyana. Really?????????
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level 74
Sep 26, 2017
really
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level 44
Sep 26, 2017
11/11 with 3:50 remaining, and I'm only 3.
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level 44
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 65
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 25
May 30, 2018
Yes Dijko I also noticed Kiribati is missing.
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level 48
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 45
May 30, 2018
aargh! it isn't rui muni any more - I really do know that!
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level 26
May 30, 2018
Does "land" territory mean Kiribati and Maldives are not counted?
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level 57
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 32
Oct 17, 2018
I forgot Brazil but got 8 :/ idk how
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level 36
Oct 19, 2018
this is really inaccurate. just look at google maps fand you'll see why
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level 54
Dec 14, 2018
Equatorial Guinea is a LIE!