Hello from the Middle of the World — The Ecuador

What is the Equator?
The equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemisphere. It is equal distance from the North Pole and the South Pole.

Whats Special about Ecuador?
It is well known that Ecuador is named after the equator which runs through the country. It is, in fact, the only country in the world officially named after a geographical feature. The official name, República del Ecuador, translates as “The Republic of the Equator”.

Which way does water flush?
Likewise, the rotation of the earth gives rise to an effect that tends to accelerate draining water in a clockwise direction in the Northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern."

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