Equatorial Countries Quiz

11 countries have land territory that lies on the equator. How many can you name?
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Last updated: September 13, 2018
First submittedNovember 14, 2011
Times taken67,989
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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 71
Nov 14, 2011
missed somalia and so tome :(
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Level 83
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 33
Aug 5, 2016
Missed Uganda and Sooo Tome :(
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Level 34
Oct 17, 2018
i missed soomaileea and sooooooo toomee aand preenceepe
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2020
Somalia* Sao Tome and Principe*
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
r/woooooosh
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Level 37
Aug 4, 2020
PiggyMan, Jetpunk isn't Reddit.
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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 62
Jun 12, 2014
:D
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Level 34
Oct 17, 2018
it has an island south of the equator but it doesn't pass through it
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Level 44
Aug 5, 2020
What Island?
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Level 62
Sep 20, 2019
I was thinking that was ridiculous too.
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Level 57
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 58
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 54
Nov 15, 2011
Equatorial Guinea- damn you!!
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Level 53
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 37
May 11, 2020
DR Congo was Zaire
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Level 77
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 79
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 53
Nov 2, 2013
Apparently Equat. Guinea is fooling many quiz takers here. lmao
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Level 65
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 87
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 51
Jan 16, 2014
Damn Equatorial Guinea
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Level 46
Feb 10, 2014
Take a drink every time you or someone else guesses Equatorial Guinea
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2015
We'd all be drunk by now if we did this.
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Level 58
Aug 4, 2020
we'd be dead
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Level 53
Jul 5, 2014
Missed Ecuador. *facepalm*
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2015
So did I. Dios mio.
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Level 53
Feb 20, 2017
hahahahahaah
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Level 37
May 11, 2020
*smirks* Oh, you noticed
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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 72
Jul 5, 2014
Look at the description of the quiz just below the title. That is why.
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Level 37
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 28
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 38
Jan 8, 2016
Who is Dr. Congo?
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Level 28
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 43
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 47
Apr 13, 2016
Took me a while to get São Tomé e Príncipe.
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Level 30
Aug 22, 2016
How did I get Sao Tome but not Ecuador
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Level 78
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 58
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 66
Sep 10, 2016
kiribati and maldives have islands both above and below the equator
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Level 82
Sep 12, 2016
Yes, but no land directly ON the equator.
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Level 72
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 27
Jan 19, 2017
100%...just! Whew! Good quiz...would like to see more like it!
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Level 53
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 70
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 77
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 57
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 79
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 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 62
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 53
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 67
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 38
Oct 19, 2018
this is really inaccurate. just look at google maps fand you'll see why
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Level 56
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 55
Dec 14, 2018
Equatorial Guinea is a LIE!
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Level 58
Feb 10, 2019
Oh Peru. How close you are. Only 3.3km too far.
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Level 74
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 59
Aug 4, 2020
What about United States of America?
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2020
What's misleading about it?
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Level 64
Aug 4, 2020
*United* States. Gonna be a civil war in four months.
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2020
Try the map version here
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Level 68
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 68
Aug 5, 2020
some people just type in drc
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Level 44
Aug 5, 2020
yeah I put drc, even though statistically it is better to put congo I just prefer drc.