Which Countries Are Hot And Near The Equator? Which Countries Are Cold And Near The Poles?


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Dennis Davies Profile
Dennis Davies answered
Countries on the equator tend to be hotter than those in the northern or southern hemisphere, because they receive the most sunlight.

There are thirteen countries on the equator:
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Gabon
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Somalia
  • Maldives
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
The polar circles – the Antarctic Circle and the Arctic Circle – have much colder climates than countries on the equator, as they receive much less sunlight.

Consequently, there's significantly less life on the North and South Pole - few animals survive there (it's mainly microscopic organisms), and the only vegetation in the Antarctic is tundra. You won't find many people there!

The following continents and countries are at least partially in the polar circles:

Arctic Circle
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Russia
  • United States (Alaska)
  • Canada
  • Greenland
Antarctic Circle
There aren’t actually any countries in the Antarctic circle, just territories! Most of these have been claimed by Australia, although the United Kingdom and Chile each have a couple.
Moo C. Profile
Moo C. answered
  • Grenada
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Bermuda
  • Guatemala
  • Cuba
  • Egypt

  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Russia
  • Estonia

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