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The zero point in Ecuador where the Land is divided in two [photos]

Despite the fact that the zero point is found in thousands of places on the planet, in Ecuador, they take very seriously the unique geographical position…after all they named the whole country from this point (Equator is called in Spanish) and have set up an informal meeting of the monument with a characteristic line which separates the Northern from the Southern hemisphere.The point that had been discovered and mapped by a group of French scientists in 1736, which he spent more than a decade in Ecuador (or Ecuador), doing research to prove that the world is not completely round, but in the shape of approximately oval.On the other hand, however, a modern GPS, which proved that the real zero point is located approximately 240 meters north, but that doesn’t stop thousands of tourists to take souvenir photos.

Despite the fact that the zero point is found in thousands of places on the planet, in Ecuador, they take very seriously the unique geographical location…
Besides, they named the whole country from this point (Equator is called in Spanish) and have set up an informal meeting of the monument with a characteristic line which separates the Northern from the Southern hemisphere.
The point that had been discovered and mapped by a group of French scientists in 1736, which he spent more than a decade in Ecuador (or Ecuador), doing research to prove that the world is not completely round, but in the shape of approximately oval.
On the other hand, however, a modern GPS, which proved that the real zero point is located approximately 240 meters north, but that doesn’t stop thousands of tourists to take souvenir photos.




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