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Subject: 7°N
This category is about 7 degrees North. That is the line around the Earth 7° north of the Equator.
This line actually forms a circle around the Earth and is called a Latitude.
The distance to the equator everywhere on this latitude is 774 km.

There are max. 10 points per question.

Question 1:
The 7°N line crosses the Prime Meridian (0° East or West) near a big lake in Ghana. Which lake?
  1. Bui Gorge Reservoir
  2. Bosumtwe
  3. Lake Volta
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Question 2:
The 7°N line goes through the Great Nicobar Island. Which country does this island belong to?
  1. India
  2. Indonesia
  3. Thailand
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Question 3:
Which of these capitals is closest to 7°N?
  1. Palikir
  2. Georgetown
  3. Freetown
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Question 4:
How many countries does the 7°N line cross?
  1. 18
  2. 21
  3. 24
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Answer (with text):
Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast

Question 5:
The small Philippine island "Marpun" also lies on the 7°N line. If you go due South, which country do you end up in?
  1. Philippines
  2. Malaysia
  3. Indonesia
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Question 6:
Part of the border between Venezuela and Columbia is a river that crosses 7°N a few times. The water from this river eventually ends up in the ocean, but in which country is the mouth?
  1. Brazil
  2. Columbia
  3. Venezuela
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Question 7:
In Colombo, there is a place called "7 Degrees North". It is not really on the 7°N line. How far due north do you need to go/swim before you reach the real 7°N line?
  1. Around 2 km
  2. Around 8 km
  3. Around 12 km
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Answer (with text):
According to Google Maps, the place is at 6.9295°N. 7° - 6.9295° = 0.0705°. 0.0705° * 110.6 km/° = 7.8 km

Question 8:
The antipode of a location on Earth is the point you would get to if you could dig a tunnel directly through the center of the Earth.

The location 7°N,125°E is in the Philippines.

Which contry does the antipode lie in?

  1. Suriname
  2. Brazil
  3. Peru
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Question 9:
What is your favorite latitude?

Describe why in less than 50 words

You are judged by being factually accurate

Answer (with text):
My favorite latitude is 55.78°N because that is on the line where my house is
Question 10:
Choose a latitude and imagine that you travel along it all the way around

Illustrate the journey and upload a drawing or picture of it. Remember to write which latitude you have chosen

You are being judged by creativity and factually correctness

Answer (by file):

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