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Countries that Touch the Prime Meridian or Equator

Which countries pass through the prime meridian or the equator? Use the map to help you.
Must actually have land that touches
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
First submittedMarch 1, 2017
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Equator
Brazil
Colombia
DR Congo
Ecuador
Gabon
Indonesia
Equator
Kenya
Republic of Congo
São Tomé & Príncipe
Somalia
Uganda
Prime Meridian
Algeria
Burkina Faso
France
Ghana
Prime Meridian
Mali
Spain
Togo
United Kingdom
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level 71
Mar 2, 2017
nice!
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level 60
Mar 2, 2017
Thanks scambigol!
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level 55
Jan 9, 2019
Kiribati?
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level 50
Dec 6, 2019
@vigeneus Kiribati is the only country in the world with territory on all 4 hemispheres but not a single island is actually touching the equator or the 180th meridian.
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level 50
Mar 2, 2017
I see the equator goes through island groups. Why don't those count?
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level 60
Mar 2, 2017
It doesn't go through actual islands
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level 69
Mar 3, 2017
Ah! I spent ages trying to guess which island nation it was. I ended up missing Ghana.
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level 68
Jul 16, 2017
I figured this out, but if you're a Maldivian fisherman from Huvadhu Atoll who regularly crosses the equator, you might not understand why that's not considered to be national territory. That sort of decision probably makes more sense for people from land-based countries than for countries such as the Maldives and Kiribati.
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level 54
Jul 17, 2017
Tramp - Me, too, although I missed Gabon for the same reason, spending too much time trying to figure out what those two were.
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level 63
Oct 20, 2019
@tshalla, where do you get the idea it is not national territory?? Nobody is saying that.
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level 84
Mar 2, 2017
A version of this without the map would be a nice challenge.
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level 60
Jul 16, 2017
After many requests , here is the no-map version :)
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level 76
Aug 2, 2017
I appreciate the map - not all of us are geography geniuses, and one can always ignore it, but I see now you have made both versions. Very nice.
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level 65
Mar 2, 2017
I think it would be trickier and better if you hadn't given the meridian and equator line on the map.
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level 63
Oct 20, 2019
I think that would be a good compromise ! First I thought perhaps no map is better, but then I thought, nah people are just gonna spam countries then. So ended up deciding with map is better. But this (leaving out the meridian and equator) is a good idea!
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level 72
Mar 2, 2017
Equatorial Guinea? Talk about false advertisement!
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level 80
Mar 2, 2017
Ha! I guess they're just the closest of the Guinea's to the equator?
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level 74
Mar 3, 2017
It has islands on both sides of the equator.
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level 84
Jul 16, 2017
Well, "equatorial" does mean, "on, at, or near the equator."
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level 74
Aug 12, 2018
Ecuador pulled through.
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level 71
Mar 2, 2017
Ecuador? Too logical.
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level 48
Jul 17, 2017
Equatorial Guinea? Almost-Equatorial-Guinea-but not quite.
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
Very nice quiz!
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level 48
Apr 27, 2017
What about Upper Volta
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level 68
Jun 2, 2017
I believe that is now Burkina Faso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Upper_Volta
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level 61
Jul 16, 2017
It's been called Burkina Faso for a long time now.
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level 48
Jul 16, 2017
Never mind
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level 50
Jul 19, 2017
You're 30 years late :D
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level 57
Jun 7, 2017
Nice quiz.
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level 41
Jul 16, 2017
Too easy, should be without the map
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level 63
Jul 16, 2017
+1, though I missed Sao Tome and Principe and Togo....
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level 63
Jul 16, 2017
Without the map and the lines I might have got one or two!!
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level 67
Jul 16, 2017
So you use a picture of... What is that, Reventador? I was so excited for volcanoes... But this is a fascinating quiz! I love it!
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level 46
Jul 16, 2017
good quiz should do 1 with the tropics of Capricorn and cancer
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level 74
Jul 16, 2017
There are these two: Cancer and Capricorn countries
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level 60
Jul 17, 2017
Good idea! That (one) quiz will be coming up soon :)
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level 32
Jul 16, 2017
Great quiz good idea
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level 28
Jul 17, 2017
can't believe i didn't see the equator on somalia
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level 48
Jul 17, 2017
The world fails to see many things in Somalia...
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level 74
Aug 12, 2018
Because the world gets killed when it goes there.
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level 28
Jul 17, 2017
I love it! It's so unique, and not to mention creative! I love the map! This is probably my new favorite quiz!
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level 60
Jul 17, 2017
Wow, glad you liked it!
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level 70
Jul 17, 2017
Started the quiz trying to name the cities and getting frustrated because I am not getting any of them and then I see that I need to name the countries, finished with 2 seconds.
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level 63
Oct 20, 2019
All of these countries have many cities ;)
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level 61
Feb 12, 2018
Nice quiz. I always found that quite strange that no islands of Kiribati touch an equator. There's so many of them.
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level 63
Aug 16, 2019
Interesting that indonesia is the only country in asia that it actually passes through.
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level 63
Oct 20, 2019
I am normally not one to ask for less time, often it is nice to have time to really think about an answer, and it doesnt do an harm (though people complaining about the time sure make it seem that way sometimes). But I think this is a case that could definitely use less time. I had more than 2 minutes left, so could definitely be 1-1,5 min shorter. Because otherwise at one point it is just randomly typing countries, which takes away from the purpose of this quiz.

It could be renamed, "typing countries you know arent the most southern or northern countries in their continent" ;)