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Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Equator passes through Nanyuki Kenya

There are seven African countries that are on both sides of the Equator. The Equator passes about 4 miles south of the town Nanyuki in Laikipia County, Kenya.

The Equator passes about 4 miles south of the town Nanyuki in Laikipia County, Kenya.
An equator is an imaginary line around the
middle earth, seven African countries
 are on both sides of the Equator
Photographer Syed Ali Hussain
An equator is an imaginary line around the middle earth. The equator is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole at ‘0’ degrees latitude. 

The equator divides the planet into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere. Areas located on the Earth’s equator have the fastest sunrises and sunsets. 
The time it takes for the sun to set and rise at the Equator is the fastest on Earth. The transition from day to night takes only a few minutes.


Kenya is slightly more than twice the size of the U.S. state of Nevada. Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. Nanyuki Kenya is sort of like the main office for people pursuing the adventure of climbing the highest mountain in Kenya. 


Mount Kenya is an ancient extinct volcano and is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa.


African countries that are on both sides of the Equator:

Seven African countries are on both sides of the Equator
Seven African countries are on both
sides of the Equator 
1. Democratic Republic of the Congo

2. Gabon

3. Kenya

4. Republic of the Congo

5. Sao Tome and Principe

6. Somalia

7. Uganda



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