Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, a 30 meter high monument to the Equator in Quito, Ecuador. Translated as "middle of the world," the tract of land is said to be on the Equator. It was mapped out in 1736 by a French geodesic expedition team led by Charles-Marie de La Comdamine. The French geographers, unfortunately, were off approximately 250 meters, so the monument which includes a painted line denoting the equator was constructed on the erroneous information and now represents a false equator. Tourists visit the site and museum regardless.