do you know the city that passed by the equator in Indonesia? Indonesia is one country that passed by the equator. The equator runs and splits the island of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Maluku.
The Equator or Khatulistiwa is more identical with the city of Pontianak for passing the middle of the provincial capital of West Kalimantan’s. However, whether you know other cities in Indonesia, which passed by the equator?
Here’s a list of regions and cities that passed the equator from west to east:
Bonjol city which is the birthplace of one of the Indonesian national heroes, Tuanku Imam Bonjol located in the province of West Sumatra. Precisely located in the district Bonjol, Pasaman district.
As a city that passed the equator, the city is still not as popular as Pontianak. Perhaps due to the promotion of areas that still have not been up compared to Pontianak which makes the equator as a tourism icon of the city and even the province.
Similarly, in the city of Pontianak, in Bonjol also a monument which marks the crossing of the equator. The monument was named monument Equator with a globe-shaped building.
2. Cross-Riau — Sumbar
Crossing the equator is in the District 50 City, roadside cross Riau — West Sumatra. Marked by the presence of the Equator Monument Koto Alam. Monument also called the Elephant Sakido Mura or Egg was established during the Japanese colonial era.
Riau Province also passed by the equator. Characterized by the two pieces of the equator monument. The first lies in Dusun Tua, Pelalawan. Being right on the causeway East Sumatra island. While the second is in Lipat Kain, Kampar. Being on the road across the city of Pekanbaru — Kuansing. At the top of the monument is also a globe complete with a picture of the map, and there is a wrought-iron fence surrounding the monument.
4. Stone Islands
Rock islands located west of Sumatra island between the island of Siberut and Nias. Stone kepualan region included in the administrative area of South Nias district of North Sumatra. This archipelagic often even become a tourist destination because menwarakan natural scenery is very beautiful. Beachside atmosphere is still very well preserved and maintained an attraction for visitors.
Amid the beauty of stone islands, many people do not know if this island is a city that passed the equator. There are no special signs to indicate the line trajectory. Perhaps if the government can combine the tourism potential of the equator with the potential of nature tourism, kepualan stone will become an attractive tourist spot
5. Lingga Islands
Also crossing the equator Lingga archipelago. Cluster island is located in the east of the island of Sumatra and Riau kepualaun south. Similarly, rock islands, the islands also offer incredible beauty of the beaches, but the trail crossing the equator line is not visible. The equator crosses the main island in the archipelago which is mainly inhabited by ethnic Malays, Bugis, and this tionghoa, namely in the northern island of Lingga.
6. City of Pontianak
In Indonesia, the Equator is synonymous with the city of Pontianak. This is because only in this place was the invisible line that divides the center of the provincial capital. As the capital of West Kalimantan province, the construction sector will certainly be better than other regions. In addition, Pontianak making equator as an icon and a hallmark of the city so that reinforce the image of the city of Pontianak as the equator.
The equator passes directly in the path of the Equator, Siantan, District of North Pontianak. Crossing the line marked by the establishment of a monument equator and city parks named equator park. Dutch monument built in 1928 is an attraction for everyone visiting western Borneo.
Equator in Bontang the mark with their Equator monument Santan Ulu. Located at KM 25 Jalan Poros Bontang — Samarinda. This monument was inaugurated by Armed Forces Chief Armed Forces General Faisal Tanjung in 1993. The building is a circular monument has a height of about 30 meters. At its peak installed wind direction and writing the exact position of the monument at 00 ‘00’ 00 ‘and 117’ 21 ‘47’ East Longitude.
8. Central Sulawesi
Markers equator in Central Sulawesi is located in the village of Siney, Moutong Parigi district, 160 Km north of Palu. As characterized by the Equator Monument Moutong Parigi. Monument which was built in 1992 this date has a height of 7 meters.
9. Kayoa Islands, South Halmahera
Kayoa very famous among travelers and travel enthusiast coast under the sea. Because, this island has a variety of marine species and coral reefs were very beautiful. The islands are located in the west of the island of Halmahera and included dalah district south Halmahera, North Maluku. The equator passes stem Kayoa island, marked by a monument equator
Gebe was in North Maluku Indonesia. Located in the southeastern tip of the foot of the island of Halmahera. Administratively entered into the District Gebe, Central Halmahera, North Maluku province. Geographically, the island is located at the tip and immediately adjacent to the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua.
11. Island amberi
Amberi island is also often called the island Waigeo. The island is located in the eastern part of Indonesia, precisely in West Papua. This island is part of the archipelago of Raja Ampat. Crossing the equator is in Kawe Island Waigeo West Mainland district, Raja Ampat. Characterized by the equatorial monument stands. The island is famous for its marine wealth. With diberdirinya equator monument will certainly further support the tourism sector.
Similarly, some of a district in Indonesia who passed the equator. May we be able to recognize and develop the wealth of this nation. May be useful !
Sumber : borneochannel.com