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What are three capital cities that sit on or near the equator?

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Three capital cities that sit on or near the equator are Quito, Ecuador; Nairobi, Kenya and Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Quito is located only 15 miles from the equator. Kuala Lampur is located just north of the equator, and Nairobi's proximity earned it the nickname "Green City in the Sun."

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Quito is a city of over 2 million, as of 2015. The city experiences a spring climate for much of the year.

Nairobi is the largest city in Kenya. It experiences two rainy seasons and a temperate climate, due to its location at 5,889 feet above sea level.

Kuala Lampur is located on the peninsular portion of Malaysia, along the west coast. Its climate tends to be hot and humid.

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