Which countries does the equator run through?

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The equator is the imaginary line that runs all the way around the Earth at its very fattest middle part. The equator is used as a directional point (so you can say a certain city or country is “above” or “below” the equator) and also as the point of reference for the divide between the northern and southern hemispheres!

As it wraps around the Earth, the equator passes through about 13 different countries. (Depending a little upon whether or not your count certain islands separately and whether bodies of water count as the property of their nearby country or not). Some of these countries include Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Indonesia. From end to end, the equator is the same size as the Earth’s circumference: About 24,900 miles long!

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