The Equator is an imaginary line that passes through the countries of Ecuador, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, the Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, Colombia, and Brazil. Although the Equator passes through the territory of the Maldives, it does not cross any dry land in the island nation, and whether the equator touches land in Kiribati is uncertain.Know More
The Equator is situated at a latitude of 0 degrees. It is used as a point of reference for dividing the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The equator is the only line on Earth that is considered a great circle. Only about 20 percent of the Equator's length crosses land. The Earth's circumference is about 24,860 miles at the poles but is 24,900 miles at the equator at the Equator because of equatorial bulge.
Locations along the Equator have the same amount of day and night time, 12 hours each, throughout the year. Countries situated along the Equator also have a relatively consistent climate throughout the year, which is generally warm and humid year round due to the amount of solar radiation they receive, with occasional periods of heavy precipitation or aridity.Learn more about Maps & Cartography
The system known as the Nile River flows through the countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. The countries through which the White Nile flows are Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Blue Nile flows through Ethiopia and Sudan. The main portion of the Nile flows through Sudan and Egypt.Full Answer >
The galactic equator is a term used by astronomers to describe an imaginary line through the center of the Milky Way's thickness. The Milky Way also has north and south poles that are located perpendicular to the equator.Full Answer >
The continents that the Equator passes through include Australia and Oceania, South America, Africa and Asia. This imaginary line that circles the world traverses 13 countries: Kiribati in Australia and Oceania; Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil in South America; Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia in Africa and Maldives and Indonesia in Asia.Full Answer >
The Congo River starts in central Africa in the country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo and ends in the country of Tanzania. It eventually feeds into the Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >