Q:

What Asian country does the Equator pass through?

A:

Quick Answer

The Equator passes through the Asian country of Indonesia. Indonesia is located in Southeastern Asia between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of over 13,000 inhabited islands.

Know More
What Asian country does the Equator pass through?
Credit: Luke Ma CC-BY 2.0

Full Answer

Indonesia comprises a total area of 735,358 square miles. The islands of Indonesia are located on both sides of the Equator. The largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea and Sulawesi. The capital and largest city of Indonesia is Jakarta, and it is located on Java. As of 2014, Indonesia has a population estimated to be over 252 million people. Indonesia's bordering countries include Timor-Leste, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Learn more about Asia

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the names of the Asian Countries?

    A:

    There are 48 countries in Asia that are all members of the United Nations. There are six countries that are not members of the United Nations, but have various levels of recognition and six countries that are dependent territories.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How big is the Giant Panda?

    A:

    Male pandas can weigh as much as 250 pounds, while female pandas typically weigh less than 220 pounds. Adult pandas, when on all fours, stand at about 2 to 3 feet tall at the shoulder and can be as much as 6 feet long.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where is Arabia?

    A:

    Arabia, also known as the Arabian Peninsula, is located on the Asian continent, just across the Red Sea from Egypt. It is bounded by the Persian Gulf on the northeast and the Arabian Sea to the south.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some of Asia's most endangered animals?

    A:

    There are many endangered species in Asia, including fish such as the Sompong's rasbora of Thailand, mammals such as the south China tiger, primates such Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, reptiles such as the Red River giant softshell turtle and birds such as the spoon-billed sandpiper. As of February 2015, some of these animals, such as the Sumatran elephant and the Yangtze finless porpoise, are considered critically endangered. Full Answer >

    Filed Under:

Explore