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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Seven African Countries Are On Both Sides Of The Equator

There are seven African countries that are on both sides of the Equator. An equator is an imaginary line around the middle earth. Cities and towns located on the Earth’s equator have the fastest sunrises and sunsets and the transition from day to night takes only a few minutes.


Seven African Equator Countries

Republic of the Congo
Mother elephant with twins in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa by Diana RobinsonAbout 70% of the population of the Congo lives in its capital of Brazzaville, city of Pointe-Noire, or along the railroad between the two cities. Republic of the Congo is located in Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon. The ethnic groups are Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%.

Kenya
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. The median age of the Kenyan people is 19 years old.

Fruit Market in Libreville Gabon by Brian GratwickeSao Tome and Principe
In the 16th century colonized by the Portuguese becomes a post for slave trade. Sao Tome and Principe was granted independence in 1975. The islands of Sao Tome and Principe are located in Central Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator, and west of Gabon.

Uganda
The median age of Ugandans is 15 years old. Uganda is a landlocked, fertile, country with many lakes and rivers. One such lake, Lake Victoria is the second largest lake in the world. Uganda is located East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Gabon
Gabon is located in Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. Gabon's small population of a little more than 1.5 million, rich natural resources, and sizeable foreign support have helped make it one of the more stable African countries.
Somalian grandmother and grandson by Trocaire 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC is located in Central Africa, northeast of Angola. Nyamuragira is Africa's most active volcano and is located in the Virunga Mountains of the DRC. Nyamuragira has erupted over 40 times in 130 years.

Somalia

Somalia has been under Egyptian, French, British, and Italian control in 1960 becomes independent. The median age of Somalians is around 17 years old. The local name for Somalia is Soomaaliya, the official name is Federal Republic of Somalia.

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