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Into the water a lion's head spews,
a fine city's residents line up in queues.

Middle of the world,
an Andean pearl,
a high city famous for mountainous views.

Into the ocean the Komo's flow pours,
a free city's residents populate the shores.

Pacific nation,
of small population,
a pleasant isle famous for phosphorus ores.

Where are we? Looking for a one-word answer.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm guessing that we are on Earth? :) $\endgroup$ – 1848 Aug 15 '18 at 8:07
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    $\begingroup$ Why does nobody ever consider the pacific nations of Jupiter... $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 15 '18 at 8:08
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Are you thinking of going somewhere around the

Equator

Into the water a lion's head spews, a fine city's residents line up in queues.

Singapore lies one degree north of the equator on the coast. Singapore is an anglicisation of siṃha (lion) and pura (city). A national symbol is the the Lion head symbol of Singapore.

Middle of the world, an Andean pearl, a high city famous for mountainous views.

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres above sea level, it is the second-highest official capital city in the world and the one which is closest to the equator.

Into the ocean the Komo's flow pours, a free city's residents populate the shores.

Libreville (free city) is the capital of Gabon. It is a port on the Komo River close to the equator.

Pacific nation, of small population, a pleasant isle famous for phosphorus ores.

Nauru, formerly known as Pleasant Island, is a phosphate rock island close to the equator.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is it :) Nice work. $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 15 '18 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe - Hope you get that vacation (except we'd miss your puzzles). I was fortunate for the fourth spot: Anonymous letter from somewhere sometime today $\endgroup$ – Tom Aug 16 '18 at 11:56

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