Two shore excursions in Manta involve a short flight inland to the stunning capital city of Quito. At only 16 miles south of the equator, you would think Quito would be hot and tropical. However, its 9,200 foot elevation and valley location surrounded by mountains give the city a spring-like climate year-round.

In total, the equator passes through 12 countries. In addition to the six African countries that the equator passes through, it also passes through Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati and Sao Torne and Principe. The equator represents a great circle that is equal distance from both poles on the Earth, the North and South Poles. Start studying DOG week 19 and 20. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.