Health Editor’s Note: I did not know the names of all 13 countries. How well did you do?….Carol
Countries That Lie on the Equator
by Matt Rosenberg ThoughtCo
Although the equator stretches 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers) around the world, it travels through the territory of just 13 countries—and yet the landmasses of two of these countries do not touch the Earth’s equator.
Did You Know?
The equator is an imaginary line that circles the Earth, splitting it into northern and southern hemispheres. Any location that lies along the equator is equidistant from the North and South Poles.
The 13 Countries That Lie on the Equator
Of the 13 countries that lie on the equator, seven are in Africa—the most of any continent—while South America is home to three of the nations (Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil). The remaining three (Maldives, Kiribati, and Indonesia) are island nations in the Indian and Pacific oceans.