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Countries Closest to the Equator A-Z

Guess the country which is located closest to the equator whose name starts with each letter A-Z.
Only counting territory on LAND
Using official JetPunk names
Includes external regions but not territories
Quiz by inderweg
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Last updated: December 14, 2022
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First submittedMay 31, 2014
Times taken14,193
Average score75.0%
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Letter
Closest Point
Answer
A
4.4 °S
Angola
B
Brazil
C
Colombia
D
D. R. Congo
E
Ecuador
F
2.1 °N
France (French Guiana)
G
Gabon
H
13.0 °N
Honduras
I
Indonesia
J
17.7 °N
Jamaica
K
Kenya
L
4.4 °N
Liberia
Letter
Closest Point
Answer
M
0.2 °N
Maldives
N
0.5 °S
Nauru
O
16.7 °N
Oman
P
0.01 °S
Peru
Q
24.5 °N
Qatar
R
Republic of the Congo
S
Somalia /
São Tomé and Príncipe
T
1.0 °S
Tanzania
U
Uganda
V
0.6 °N
Venezuela
Y
12.1 °N
Yemen
Z
8.2 °S
Zambia
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2022
I could swear I tried the F one a few times without it taking...Nice idea for a quiz!
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2022
Should be Venezuela instead of Vanuatu
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Level ∞
Dec 14, 2022
Wow. Can't believe no one noticed this in the 2000+ times this was taken before being featured. Now fixed.
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Level 78
Dec 14, 2022
Breaking news: Venezuela is no more
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2022
Its crazy to me that little Sao Tome and Principe falls right on the equator!
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Level 83
Dec 14, 2022
Got Maldives and Liberia. Missed Brazil.
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Level 72
Dec 14, 2022
Peru gets to within 5km of the equator. It's an incredibly remote area though so not like it would be a popular destination like the Quito monument.
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Level 74
Dec 15, 2022
F was tricky and I don't know why I blanked on J. It's like I forgot it even existed.
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Level 86
Dec 15, 2022
For letter R should be Rwanda instead of Republic of Congo, since Republic of Congo is usually considered to start with C (Congo).
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Level 73
Dec 15, 2022
Not on this website.
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Level 78
Dec 21, 2022
How did you reach level 86 without noticing that?
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Level 43
Feb 2, 2023
LOL
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Level 26
Feb 4, 2023
It's Republic of the Congo on most websites.
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Level 42
Feb 4, 2023
Plus, it's full name is Republic of the Congo, not Congo. Some websites may say "Congo, Republic of the", but that isn't ideal for making a quiz.
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Level 85
Dec 16, 2022
Always love how Equatorial Guinea misses out on things like this.
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Level 51
Feb 2, 2023
Ahh both Congo's caught me out. Couldn't think of an R or D!
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Level 37
Feb 2, 2023
How can you be called Equatorial Guinea but not be on the equator?
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Level 59
Feb 2, 2023
Because it’s the Guinea nearest the Equator? 🤷‍♂️🧐
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Level 44
Feb 2, 2023
Merriam-Webster's dictionary gives as one definition of "equatorial": 'of, relating to, or located at the equator or an equator'.

So, Equatorial Guinea is Guinea relating to equator, as people have said here. This is new information for me, I have always thought that "equatorial" means location at the equator.

My intuition in English is limited, but in Finnish I can say that this is wrong. The "equator" is called päiväntasaaja (literally day-equalizer) and Equatorial Guinea is Päiväntasaajan Guinea 'Equator's Guinea'. I automatically interpret it as a location at the equator, because it is not even used as adjective, but substantive in genitive. If it is meant to show approximative location, it fails, because it is definitive expression. Swedish town called Haparanda can't be called "Suomen Haaparanta" even if locates right next to Finnish border.

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Level 42
Feb 4, 2023
lol Un-Equatorial Guinea!
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Level 43
Feb 2, 2023
Very fun and cool quiz!
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2023
How the hell is Equatorial Guinea not on the equator...

Stupid planet, costing me points!

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Level 42
Feb 4, 2023
That's not very nice. Our planet has feelings, too. Why do you think it rains so much?
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Level 49
Feb 3, 2023
Imagine my confusion when I took it the first time without realizing it was for each letter.