Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mitad del Mundo, Monument to the Equator in Ecuador

Mitad del Mundo

Foto Estudio Bodo Wuth / Esabel de Wuth

This unused postcard is from 2015.

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The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Spanish: City in the Middle of the World) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador.

The building shown is The Monument to the Equator, which highlights the exact location of the Equator (from which the country takes its name) and commemorates the eighteenth century Franco-Spanish Geodesic Mission which fixed its approximate location.

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