What links the following countries?
Colombia, Brazil, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Indonesia
Answer: These are all countries through which the equator passes. Very well done to: John Bowen, rubber industry consultant, Bromsgrove, Worcs, UK; Stephan Paischer, head of product management special products, Semperit AG Holding, Vienna, Austria; David Mann, key account manager, SPC Rubber Compounding, UK; Rohit Kalé, distribution strategy manager, AMN/V/B2C/DIS, Michelin North America Inc.: Andrew Knox, Rubbond International, Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands; Hans-Bernd Lüchtefeld, marketing manager – automotive safety, Indorama Mobility Group, PHP Fibers GmbH, Obernburg, Germany; Jose Padron, material development specialist, Waterville TG Inc. Waterville, Québec, Canada.
Shedding extra light on the subject:
All these countries are connected by the Equator. It is a latitude line that bisects the globe at its widest point, and where the days and nights equal throughout the year. Apart from these six countries, Equator also passes through 7 other countries: Ecuador, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, , Maldives, and Kiribati.
There are 13 countries lying on the Equator line. Colombia, Brazil, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Indonesia are some of them. The list is completed with; São Tomé and Príncipe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Maldives, Kiribati and Ecuador (of course).
11 of these countries are in direct contact with the equator. The landmasses of Maldives and Kiribati, however, do not touch the equator itself. Instead, the equator passes through water belonging to these islands.
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