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Fuji Kindergarten | The Floating Islands of Lake Titacaca | Magical Floating Water Taps | Amazing Subterranean Cathedral of Wieliczka Salt Mine | Prebischtor - Largest Natural Stone Bridge in Europe | Murals of Invergordon | Bridge of Vases | World's Largest Filing Cabinet | Door to Hell | Memorial to Gandhi's First Non-violent Struggle | World's Largest Granite Soup Bowl | Tower of Hercules - World's Oldest Lighthouse | Huge Chalk Lion, Whipsnade, England | Mysterious Zigzag Lines and Concentric Circles in China | Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah | Can You Recognise This # 6 | Razzle Dazzle Ship of Arnhem | Can You Recognise This? | Goat Towers Around The World - Updated | A Cute Three Way Bridge | Goats On The Roof | Can You Recognise This # 9 | World's Largest Horseshoe Crab | Temple Which Is Not Temple - Palace of Baron Empain, Egypt | Magnificent Stained Glass Winter Garden, Ursuline Institute, Belgium | Korean War Memorial - World's Largest War Monument | World's Largest Baseball Bat | The Kelpies - Scotland's Largest Art Installation | Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 1 | Weird Houses Around the World - 9 | Coconut Crab - The Largest Land Arthropod in the World | Hotel Which Looks Like A Stack of Dutch Houses | Man who single-handedly built his own palace | Castle which is not a Castle | Crazy Tower With Crawling Babies | Slauerhoff Bridge - A Giant Flying Kite | A Green Church | World's Largest Tyre | 1000 Islands - St. Lawrence River | Weird Houses Around the World - 4 | Metal Monster or Metal Art? | World's Biggest Cashew Tree | Man Who Walked Through The Walls | World's Tallest Mud Earth Building | World's Steepest Funicular Railways | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 20 | 1:500 model of Aksai Chin area | Oil Lake on Fire | Unique Temple of Rats - Karni Mata Temple | Widest Non-Clonal Tree in The World | Weird Houses Around the World - 11 | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art (Under Construction) | Poetic Palindromic Roundabout | Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran | World' Tallest Clock Tower / World's Biggest Clock | World's Longest Tapestry | Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius | Amazing Cruise Ship Shaped Hotel on Cliff | Gateway to Heaven - Tianmen Cave, China | Coober Pedy - The Underground Town | Floating Swimming Pool - Badeschiff | The Trojan Horse of Troy is in Turkey! | Iglesia El Rosario, El Salvador | Giant Hand at NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 19 | Erawan Museum - World’s Largest Zoomorphic Building | Gateway Arch - Highest Monument in USA | Grand Peterhof Palace - The Russian Versailles | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Dublin Gasworks Apartments - The Alliance Building | Amazing Coffins of Ga Tribe, Ghana | Performance Piece - An Abstract Sculpture | Oldest Hanging Train | Garden of Dolls | Painting in Field | Apple - Birthplace | Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe - Chapel on a volcanic plug | Organic Building With Flower Pots On Its Façade | Can You Recognise This # 3 | Cinque Terre - Five Colourful Villages on Italian Coast | Unique Saturn Shaped Building - Lucknow Planetarium | King Kong Versus Beetle | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Best Place To See Northern Lights | Rock of Guatapé | Tower of Dreams and Desires | Giant Crocodile Shaped Hotel | World's Largest Burr (Burl) | Can You Recognise This # 10 | Metronome - A Huge & Strange Public Art Work in NYC | Garstin's Folly - Gol Ghar (Round House), Patna, India | "Desert Breath" - Art in the desert | World's Most Crooked Street - Lombard Street, San Francisco | Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway | Amazing See Through Church Of Borgloon | World's Largest Quarried Stones | Cube Houses, Rotterdam | A Monument to Enema | Cross (Krestovy) Bridge - World's First 4-Way Bridge | World's First Truly Circular Skyscraper | World's Largest Easter Egg | Saxine - The Smiling Water Tower | World's Largest Wooden Church - Kerimäki Church, Finland | ING House - Another Huge Building on Stilts | Can You Recognise This # 17 | Hiran Minar, Fathehpur Sikri - A Uniquely Studded Tower | Pietermaritzburg Station - Start Of Gandhi's Fight Against Discrimination | A Starry Mosque - Dhaka | Giant Balloon Dogs of Jeff Koons | Ancient Karla and Bhaja Buddhist Caves of India | Beautiful But Cursed Island Of Gaiola | Rainbow Swash - World's Largest Copyrighted Work of Art | Carhenge - Modern Day Stonehenge | Fairy Walking Bridge, Xihai Grand Canyon, China | World's Largest Sculpture of Beatles | Enchanted Highway - A 32 Mile Long Art Collection | Red Crab Migration - Christmas Island | Island made famous by Google Earth | World's Tallest Minaret - Hassan II Mosque | Zhivopisny Bridge - A Picturesque Red Bridge With Spider's Sac | A Modern Bridge Designed by Leonardo da Vinci | Magere Brug (The Skinny Bridge), Amsterdam | The Rundetarn (Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 17 | When Walls Had Ears | Big Temple of Thanjavur - Casts No Shadows | Can You Recognise This # 13 | A House For Bibliophiles | Enchanting Bamboo Forest of Sagano | Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad | Clingstone House - A Remarkable House on A Rock | Swarovski's Crystal Worlds | Statues of Amazing Penitents of Taxco, Mexico | Monasteries on the Rocks - Meteora, Greece | Amazing Turf Houses of Iceland | Equatorial Monuments Around the World | ACROS Green Building, Tenjin, Japan | Can You Recognise This # 15 | World's Biggest Rocking Horse | Gravity Defying Stones | World's Biggest Cuckoo Clocks | Paragon Prairie Tower - Americas' Largest Glass Mural | Vulcano Buono - The Good Volcano | Mausoleum of Tamerlane - A Precursor To Mughal Architecture | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 9 | Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Philippines | Vining - A Small Town With Big Art | Puy du Fou - Historical Theme Park, France | Can You Recognise This # 24 | Giant Millennium Clock, Tianjun, China | A Lake Named Pi (3.1416) | Airstream Ranch - Art or Junk | World's Largest Stone Dome - Global Pagoda, Mumbai | Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia | Bridge Houses at Bad Kreuznach Germany | World's Tallest Memorial Cross | New Year and First Anniversary | Unique Architecture Which Spells INFOSYS | World's First Hard Disk - Birthplace | Tri-Bridges Around The World | More "Bridges with Holes" | Hand Pump Without Handle - A Strange Memorial In London | World's Largest Tomb - Daisen Kofun - A Huge Key Hole Shaped Grave | A Spanish Mosque in India | Oldest Cherry Blossom Trees in The World | WYSIWYG and GUI - Birthplace | Water Tank House | Gundam RX-78 Giant Robot Hero - Life Size Statue | Hollywood Walk of Fame is 50 Years Old | HABOG - Nuclear Waste Management in An Artistic Way | Can You Recognise This # 22 | Giethoorn - Village With No Roads | Last Hiding Place Of Lenin | Relocated Nubian Temples outside Egypt | Vertigo Inducing Glass Balconies at Willis Tower, Chicago | The Raclawice Panorama - One of World's Largest Circular Panoramic Paintings | Can You Recognise This # 21 | Island of the Dead - Venetian Cemetery | Can You Recognise This # 11 | The Painted Wall, Barcelona | Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The New Library of Alexandria | Oldest Wooden House in the World | Can You Recognise This # 7 | House Boats of Kerala, India | Vertical Green Garden of Madrid | Rundle Lantern - Huge Dynamic Digital Art, Adelaide | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 14 | Hitler's Grandiose Plan for Berlin | Quadripoints of the World | Crazy Fountain - The Crown Fountain, Chicago | World's Largest Spinning Top | World's Largest Mirror Ball | Amazing Volcanic Vineyards of La Geria | Moeraki Boulders - Giant Eggs Laid by Nature | Huge EU Poster in Google Earth | World's Largest Speaking Horn | Transporter Bridge - Rendsburg, Germany | The Horse(s) of Leonardo da Vinci | Strange Landscape | Worlds Largest Spherical Dome - Ericsson Globe | World's Largest Rehal | Tri-Bridges Around the World | Cat Who Walks Through Walls | Minaret of Jam | Drive-in Ferris Wheel | Bridge Between Eurasian and American Continents | 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center - Mecca of Graffiti Art | World's Largest Island within a Lake on an Island within a Lake on an Island | Weird Houses Around the World - 13 | Strange UFO Houses Are Gone | "Castel Meur" - House Made Famous by Picture Postcard | Automatic Bike Dispensing Machines in The Netherlands | Turtle Shaped Temple, Nagasaki, Japan | World's Largest Sludge Storage Tank - IJsseloog | World's Largest Collection of Old Windmills | Ha! Ha! Pyramid | Where old planes go to die! | Can You Recognise This # 5 | Thirteen O'clock | Fujian Tulou, China - World Heritage Site | Weird Houses Around the World - 8 | Maranjab Caravanserai, Isfahan Province, Iran | World's Largest Solar Powered Stadium | Luxor Pyramid, Las Vegas - Largest Pyramid of Modern World | Tower which is leaner than the Leaning Tower of Pisa | Book Shaped Buildings | Strokes of Nature - "Autumn Trees" | Temple Made of Sea-Shells | Kondyor Massif - A Perfectly Circular Geological Formation | Vasehenge - A Large Circle of Vases | World's Largest Terrestrial Vehicle | Lift Towers or Elevator Testing Towers | "Sulaiman-Too" Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan | Colmar Tropicale - A French Themed Resort in Malaysia | Nice Chalet at Cascade de Gairaut, Nice | Sunny Side Up in La Paz | Tree Lockup | World's Littlest Skyscraper | One O'clock Gun, Edinburgh | Expressway through A Building - Gate Tower, Osaka | Bookshelf Murals Around The World | Sculptures in White Desert | Stone Ships of Vikings | Sanyo Solar Ark - A Solar Power Plant Built From Rejects | Lena Pillars - World's Remotest Natural Wonders | Stunningly Colourful Rocks of Zhangye Danxia Landform | Amazing Sigriya Lion Rock Fortress | Weird Houses Around the World - 16 | Weird Houses Around the World - 10 | Weird Houses Around the World - 1 | Church Carved out of Single Block of Rock | Weird Houses Around the World - 17 | Maman - The Mother Spider Around the World | Car on Wall | World's Largest Bulldozer | Fyrish Monument - A Monument Built To Give Employment | Falkirk Wheel - Only rotating boat lift in the World | Selfridges, Birmingham - A Building Adorned With Sequins | Swimming on the Edge of the Mighty Victoria Falls (Devil's Pool) | Musical Wall of Dresden | Periplaneta Americana Invades Havana | Can You Recognise This # 14 | Weird Houses Around the World - 6 | Oldest Wooden House In Europe | Can You Recognise This # 16 | Crescent Shaped Island | World's Largest Ship - Emma Mærsk | Giant Elephant of Nantes | Heidelberg Project - Transforming A Shambled Street Into Pride Of The City | World's Largest Crossword | Brick Train Locomotive | Small Town Made Famous by BBC Serial | Flying Saucer Shaped Church | Not A Mosque | Unique Circular Footbridge, Aveiro, Portugal | Giant Coin Shaped Building | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels | Fabulous Four - The Beatles in Topiary | The Headington Shark - Which Survived Attack | Charybdis - An Amazing Water Vortex Sculpture | Giant Plug and Socket | World's Largest Loudspeaker | Town Which Twice Escaped Atom Bomb Annihilation | Tunnel of Love | World's Biggest Image Building | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels - 2010 | Poor Man's Taj Mahal, Aurangabad, India | Tri-Bridges Around the World | House Attack - Small House Versus Big House | Living on Top of Pillar of Rock | Huge 4 km Long Word | The Cloud Gate, Chicago | Unusual Shaped Red Bridge in Utrecht, The Netherlands | World's Tallest Inclined Tower - The Montreal Olympic Tower | Stone House at Fafe | Göbekli Tepe - World's Oldest Excavated Temple | Las Lajas Cathedral - A Cathedral Built in A Gorge | Huge Irrigation Circles | World's Largest Aircraft - Antonov AN-225 | World's Highest Outdoor Lift (The Bailong Lift) | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 2 | Bridge to Nowhere | World's Northernmost Mainland Lighthouse | World's Largest Teapot | Giant Hydra Headed Dragon Clock | Beautiful Blue Mosque of St. Petersburg | Butterfly Bridge - A Unique Tri-Bridge in Copenhagen | Amazing Landscape and Cave Settlements of Cappadocia, Turkey | St. Beatus Caves With Stunning Entrance | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 6 | Knockan Crag, Scotland - Where Continents Collided | World's Largest Coin | India's Only Natural Arch Bridge | Breathtaking Trolltunga - The Troll's Tongue in Norway | World's Biggest Inverted Pyramid Building | Strange Custom of Baby Jumping | Maeslantkering - World's Largest Storm Barrier | World's Largest Mosaic | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 13 | Broken Chair - A Monument to Landmine Victims | Weird Houses Around the World - 3 | Can You Recognise This # 25 | World's Largest Chessboard | Spectacular Murmuration of Starlings at Gretna Green | Beautiful Vakil Mosque of Shiraz | Goat Towers Around The World | Sphere Within A Sphere | Twin Hearts of Stones | Strokes of Nature - Hell's Fire | Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge | World's Most Expensive - Billion Dollar Home | World's Largest Titanic Museum, Branson, USA | Strange town of Setenil | Arctic Circle Monuments & Markers Around The World | Unique Library Which Straddles Borders of Two Countries | World's Largest Synthetic Material Sculpture | Mysterious Mojave Megaphone | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden - Revisited | Ju Ming Museum - Taiwan's Largest Sculpture Garden | Magical Floating Water Taps Around The World | Tent Shaped Church With Needle Tower | World's Largest Hole in a Lake | Giant Wall Sockets | Yellow Submarine of The Beatles | Bridge to Nowhere, Atlantic Road, Norway | Intricate Latticework at Sidi Sayyid's Mosque, Ahmedabad | Magdeburg Water Bridge - World's Largest Navigable Aqueduct | Nikola-Lenivets - Small City With Big Art | Giant Golden Bees Attack World's Tallest Residential Tower | 7 Strong Men of Russia | Grasshopper Bridge, Denmark | Locks of Love around the World! | From Abandoned House to Doll House - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | Green Building of School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore | Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania | The Square Head Building - An Amazing Habitable Sculpture | Colourful Evaporation Ponds - South Bay, San Francisco | World's Most Expensive Island | Beautiful Bamboo Mosque in Rural Malaysia | World's Largest Poster | World's Highest Climbing Wall (Tower) | Giant Keyboard - World's Largest | Glengall Bridge - London's Little Drawbridge | World's Northern Most Mosque | Roof of Water Reservoir, Mina | Snake Building, Berlin | Waldspirale (Forest Spiral), Darmstadt | Unusual Extra-Terrestrial Landscape Of Yehliu Geo Park | Quetzalcoatl's Nest - Snake Shaped Housing Complex | Can You Recognise This # 4 | The Bridge from London to Arizona | Can You Recognise This # 18 | Weird Houses Around the World - 7 | Amazing Volkswagen Storage Silos, Wolfsburg, Germany | Amazing Temple Built From Million Beer Bottles | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 4 | Giant Rock Painting of Buddha, Lashaosi, China | Duke of York's Picture House - Oldest Cinema Hall in UK | Chocolate Hills, Philippines | Hoba Meteorite - World's Largest Meteorite (in single piece) | World's Widest Sculpture - Angel of The North | Spectacular Painted Hills of Oregon | Vitoslavlitsy - The Museum of Russian Wooden Architecture | Pant-y-Goitre Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Small Place With Big Name | Man Shaped Lake, Brazil | Best Place to see Tigers - Bandhavgarh, India | World Wide Web - Birthplace | World's Thickest Tree - Arbol del Tule | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art | A "Mammoth" Statue, Salekhard, Siberia | Dali's Museum and Torre Galatea - Strange Architecture | World's Largest Thermometer | The House In The Sea | A Giant Egg for the Easter | Hole N' The Rock - An Amazing Cave House Built Single-handedly | IBM - Birthplace | World's Largest Axe | Remarkable Rocks' Australia are Truly Remarkable | Vijversburg Estate Tri-Bridge | Gun Shaped Lake | Rock Garden, Chandigarh - A Garden Built Clandestinely By One Man |

Equatorial Monuments Around the World

Note: Post revised on Nov. 5, 2014. Please see revision note at the end of this post.

The Equator is an imaginary line on the Earth's surface approximately equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole and it divides the Earth into two Hemisphere - Northern and a Southern Hemisphere. Although major portion of the Equator lies on ocean but it mainly crosses Indonesia, Sumatra, Central Africa and South America.

In few cities around the World, Equatorial Markers/Monuments have been erected to attract tourists. I have tried to locate such monuments and these are listed below in sequential order of movement of Sun from East to West. Maximum numbers of monuments (four) are located in Ecuador - a country whose name itself means Equator. However these monuments have some controversy regarding correct location on the true Equator.
  1. Pontianak, Indonesia
  2. Bonjol, Sumatra, Indonesia
  3. Nanyuki, Kenya
  4. Siriba, Kisumu-Busia Road, Kenya
  5. Nabusanke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda
  6. Kikorongo, Fort Portal - Mpondwe Road, Uganda
  7. Mbandaka, DR Congo - An historical marker made by the famous Sir Henry Morton Stanley of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" fame. (added Oct. 1, 2009)
  8. Near Kongo, Libreville-Lambaréné (N1) Road, Gabon (added Oct. 27, 2009)
  9. Islet of Rolas (Ilhéu das Rolas), Sao Tome and Principe Islands
  10. Macapá, Brazil
  11. Guachalá, Cayambe, Ecuador
  12. The "un-official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antanio, Ecuador
  13. The "official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antanio, Ecuador
  14. The old Equator Monument, Calacalí, Ecuador
Here is a Map showing the relative locations.

(Note: The monuments in Ecuador are so close that these cannot be individually identified on a map of this scale.)

I request my readers to let me know if I have missed out any marker/monument.

1. Pontianak, Indonesia

Image from Panoramio is by deddy_darusman

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2. Bonjol, Sumatra, Indonesia

Image from Panoramio is by Richard Langford

Image from Flickr is by aikaterinh

Image from Panoramio is by sedas

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3. Nanyuki, Kenya

Image from Panoramio is by Cheuk

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4. Siriba, Kisumu-Busia Road, Kenya

Image from Panoramio is by Roloon

Image from Panoramio is by darko.paradi

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5. Nabusanke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda

Image from Panoramio is by alexluz

Image from Panoramio is by Dave LLOYD

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6. Kikorongo, Fort Portal - Mpondwe Road, Uganda

Image from Panoramio is by m.matsumoto

The basic design of this monument is same as the one at Nabasunke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda (# 5)

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7. Mbandaka, DR Cono

Image from Panoramio is by philKin

Image from Panoramio is by philKin

Mbandaka town was founded in 1883 by Sir Henry Morton Stanley of "Dr.Livingstone, I presume?" fame who had given it the name of "Equateur". Stanley had placed a large "Equator Stone" near the river bank south of the city to mark the point where he believed the Equator to cross the river. It remains there even today. (Source: Wikipedia)

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8. Near Kongo, Libreville-Lambaréné (N1) Road, Gabon

Image from Panoramio is by Yves Galipeau

Image from Panoramio is by bvoneche

The markers shown in these two images are basically same. The first one was the old marker made by Agro-Gabon, a Govt. owned company. It was privatised and taken over by Siat Gabon in 2004. The marker was therefore re-made and the new marker can be seen in the second image. However the locations of the two images in Panoramio are not matching. I have placed the GE placemarker based on the location marked by Yves Galipeau.

Credits: I am thankful to Yves Galipeau for informing me about this location and also about Agro-Gabon/Siat.

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9. Islet of Rolas (Ilhéu das Rolas), Sao Tome and Principe

Image from Panoramio is by xavinap

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10. Macapá, Brazil


Image from Panoramio is by David e Brenna Alves

Image from Panoramio is by Pozzi Sergio

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11. Guachalá, Cayambe, Ecuador

Image from Panoramio is by Wacope

Image from Panoramio is by seebub

This monument in the shape of a giant sun-dial is in Guachalá, Cayambe, Ecuador. Reportedly this is the only monument in Ecuador built exactly on the equator line. It is part of Quitsato Project a non-profit project that destines its funds for the investigation of the equatorial line. More info at http://www.therealequator.com

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12. The "un-official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antanio, Ecuador

Image from Panoramio is by mKlingsiek

Image from Panoramio is by rokapi2008

Unlike other places, there are two Equatorial monuments in San Antanio. This is the unofficial one and is closer to the Equator as compared to the official one which is about 200 meters South-West of this location (see #13 below). Intiñan Site Museum is also located at this spot. Although it has staked claim for being virtually on the equator this claim is disputed by others. (Ref: http://www.therealequator.com)

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It is worth noting that an ancient Inca archaeological site about 3 kilometres to East, (shown below) is located on the equator itself.

Image from Panoramio is by frankrod

The Quitsato Project using WGS 84, which is reportedly the most exact and up to date global positioning system, discovered that the peak of Mount Catequilla archaeological site was located exactly at the zero latitude ( 0º 0' 0" ).

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13. The "official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antanio, Ecuador

Based on the tools available with them in 1930s, the French Academy of Sciences had decided the location of the Equator at this site. Accordingly in 1936, with the support of the French American Committee, Ecuadorean geographer Dr. Luis Tufiño built a 10-meter monument at this location.

In 1979, the old monument was moved 7 km to the west, to the town of Calacalí (see # 14) and a larger replica of the original monument was made at the site although it was and remains about 200 metres away from the Equator. This slightly mislocated monument is the official and touristy monument and is called "Mitad del Mundo" (Middle of the World).

Mitad del Mundo contains a small Museum of local culture and other attractions such as a Planetarium, an amazing miniature model of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and restaurants. A small town surrounding the monument at the Museo Etnográfico functions as the tourist center, replicating a colonial Spanish town and is called "Ciudad Mitad del Mundo" (Middle of the World City).

Image from Panoramio is by fernando D

Image from Panoramio is by fernando D

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14. The old Equator Monument, Calacalí, Ecuador


Image from Panoramio is by Zsolti a Béka

This monument was originally at San Antanio, about 7 kilometres to East, but in 1979 it was shifted to Calacalí, and is located near to, but not on the, true equator line. As per this website the Equatorial line is close to the Pileta de la Plaza de Cala Calí, about 180 metres North of the present location.

Its larger giant size replica has been built afresh on the original touristy site at San Antanio, (see # 12) and is called "Mitad del Mundo" (Middle of the World). Source of Info: Wikipedia

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Edit Note and Credits:

Oct 1, 2009
I am thankful to Wacope who, vide his comments dated June 15, 2009, had given some suggestions and had also pointed out few discrepancies in my original post about the monuments in Ecuador. Unfortunately I read these comments only now. This post has been revised based on his comments.

While revising I luckily found an equatorial marker in Mbandaka, DR Congo which was not included in my earlier post. This marker was created by none other than Sir Henry Morton Stanley of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" fame. I have now included this historical marker also in this collection.

Oct 27, 2009
I am thankful to Yves Galipeau for informing me about the marker on Libreville-Lambaréné (N1)Road, Gabon and also about Agro-Gabon/Siat. The present revision is based on the information given by Yves Galipeau.

Nov 5, 2014
I am thankful to Kelley MacTavish for pointing out a typographical error in my post. Based on his comments, the name for #5 - Nabasunke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda has been corrected to Nabusanke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda.
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7 comments:

Anonymous,  June 13, 2009 9:19 pm  

hat's off to you CJ. nice research!

regards, kite.

Hendra Bachtiar Pontianak,  October 25, 2009 6:01 am  

Thanks to the article. Very usefull.

randy March 03, 2011 1:33 am  

this is my new num. 1 website as of right now!!! I love all things 'GEOGRAPHY 2 GEOGRAPHY" related. I own 7 globes of the world, have three (3) wallmaps of the world, own a Large atlas @ a small "pocket atlas" that Im constantly re reading all of the time. I love all these photos of "equator crossings". Incidentally, I myself have crossed the equator, but not at any of these sites in youre pictures that are posted. I crossed the equator in late 1983 or early 1984, in the Indian Ocean, onboard my ship the U.S.S. Fort Fischer, LSD=40.Quite an experience Ill tell you! Thanks for this great new site!, sincerely Randy T. Boe renton, Wa.

Kelley MacTavish November 05, 2014 7:40 pm  

I have Crossed the Uganda Equator!!!

Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the imaginary line that divides the earth into two half passes. The Equator or the Uganda equator crosses into Uganda at a point situated 72km south of Kampala along the Kampala – Masaka road.

At this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line and it is worth stopping if you are traveling to Masaka or Kampala for a photo moment. Also watch a demonstration by local entrepreneur on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line.

Other equator markers are located in Kasese district within the Queen Elizabeth National Park, 420km southwest of Kampala

Another reason that make equator worthwhile stop are the great shopping bargains.

The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations.

These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator. It will not be inconveniencing if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator’.

Kelley MacTavish November 05, 2014 7:42 pm  

Correction:
The word is Nabasanke, Masaka-Kampala Road, Uganda

We would appreciate if you corrected this spelling error

CuriousJM November 05, 2014 8:59 pm  

Thanks Kelley for the information and also informing me about the typo error. I will make necessary correction soon and change "Nabasunke" to "Nabusanke".

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