Interesting Question of the Day – 19 August 2015

The equator splits the world into two equal halves, but the majority of people live in the northern hemisphere.

Where is the world’s “population equator”?  (i.e. To the nearest degree of latitude, what line would have an equal number of people living north and south of it?)

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer within two degrees wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 19 August 2015
  1. TK says:

    How about 30? Maybe a little too far north, but just a guess.

    • iqtrivia says:

      That’s a little too far north.

      • TK says:

        So how about 27 degrees north then?

        • iqtrivia says:

          That’s it.

          That puts most of Mexico and everything south below the equator along with most of Africa, the southern parts of India, most of South East Asia, Indonesia, and the far southern bits of China. About 3.5 billion on either side, though with high population growth in Africa and low growth in Europe, that is likely to shift further south over the years.