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Burkina Faso

14.4 km (8.9 miles) NW of Tigré, Centre-Sud, Burk. Faso
Approx. altitude: 265 m (869 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 12°S 179°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South and coordinates on the GPS #4: View to the West #5: Soumaila and Jean-Luc on the point #6: The track between Kombissiri and Gaongho #7: Big baobab tree with nests of Alecto birds #8: Balanites tree and herd of cows and sheep #9: Baobab in the plain #10: Small village close to the point

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  12°N 1°W (visit #3)  

#1: The point just beside a Piliostigma tree

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

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14-avr-2013 -- Je quitte Ouagadougou par la N5 avec Soumaïla, direction Kombissiri; là, nous prenons une piste qui part vers l'est jusque Gaongho, puis une autre piste continue encore vers l'est, vers la rivière du Nakanbé qui est à sec maintenant. En suivant le GPS, nous trouvons des petites pistes qui vont vers le point 12N 1W. Ce n'est pas trop difficile d'accès, mais un 4x4 est nécessaire.

Le point se trouve dans une plaine juste au pied d'un vieil arbre Piliostigma (pas de nom en français). On y cultive du mil, du sorgho, du coton. Quelques arbres, des raisiniers, des baobabs, des Balanites. Quelques troupeaux de vaches et de moutons. Rien de nouveau depuis les dernières visites.

Nous continuons notre journée vers la confluence suivante vers l'est, la 12N 0 sur le méridien de Greenwich.

English version

14-Apr-2013 -- I leave Ouagadougou on the N5 road with Soumaïla towards Kombissiri. There we turn east and we follow an easy track until Gaongho, then another track still towards east in direction of the Nakanbé River that is dry in this season. Following the GPS, we find smaller tracks until the point 12N 1W. Not difficult to reach this point, but a 4x4 car is necessary.

The point is in a wide plain just beside an old Piliostigma tree (no English name). People cultivate millet, sorghum, cotton. Some trees, raisiniers, baobabs, Balanites. Some herds of cows and sheep. Anything new since the previous visits.

We continue our trip to the next eastern confluence 12N 0 on the meridian line of Greenwich.


 All pictures
#1: The point just beside a Piliostigma tree
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South and coordinates on the GPS
#4: View to the West
#5: Soumaila and Jean-Luc on the point
#6: The track between Kombissiri and Gaongho
#7: Big baobab tree with nests of Alecto birds
#8: Balanites tree and herd of cows and sheep
#9: Baobab in the plain
#10: Small village close to the point
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