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Angola : Cunene

4.1 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Chabicua, Cunene, Angola
Approx. altitude: 962 m (3156 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 17°N 166°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: West view #3: North view #4: East view #5: Close up of the spot #6: GPS #7: The group #8: Another view of the group #9: The vehicles #10: Natives

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  17°S 14°E  

#1: South view

(visited by Paulo Arroteia, Teresa Arroteia, Leonor Ruivo, Rui Ruivo, Andrea Oliveira, Fernanda Oliveira, Carlos Oliveira, Bruno Arroteia, Ana Arroteia and Margarida Ruivo)

English version

Português

29-Dez-2005 -- Um grupo de 3 famílias em 3 viaturas, partiram de Luanda/Angola, para passar o Natal em Swakopmund/Namíbia, no regresso a Angola, entrando pela fronteira do Ruacana, decidiram marcar o ponto de confluência 17S 14E.

O ponto de confluência situa-se relativamente perto do trilho que liga a fronteira do Ruacana à Cahama, na província do Cunene, com a ajuda do gps chegamos perto do ponto de confluência, estávamos a sensivelmente 1 km em relação ao trilho que seguíamos, da fronteira tínhamos percorrido 80 km, saímos do trilho com os carros uns 300 mt, onde encontramos alguns nativos, fazendo os restantes 700 mt a pé, segundo informação dos populares a região tem o nome de "Tapela".

Eram 13 horas e 9 minutos quando encontramos o ponto de confluência. O ponto de confluência 17S 14E foi localizado junto a uma árvore na margem de um rio seco. O acesso a este ponto é bastante fácil, sem qualquer grau de dificuldade. O grupo era composto por 5 adultos e 2 crianças e 3 adolescentes.

English version

29-Dec-2005 -- A group of 3 families in 3 vehicles left Luanda/Angola to pass Christmas in Swakopmund/Namibia. On the return to Angola, when passing the border post of Ruacana, they decided to mark the confluence point 17S 14E.

The confluence point is located relatively close to the railway that links the border post of Ruacana to Cahama, in the province of Cunene. With the help of the GPS we arrived close to the confluence point, which was exactly 1 km aside the railway that we had followed along for 80 km since the border. We drove away from the railway with our cars for about 300 m, where we met some natives, and made the remaining 700 m on foot. According to information from the residents, the area has the name of "Tapela".

It was 13:09 when we found the confluence point. The confluence point 17S 14E is located close to a tree near the margin of a dry river. The access to this point was quite easy, without any degree of difficulty. The group was composed of 5 adults, 2 children, and 3 adolescents.


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#1: South view
#2: West view
#3: North view
#4: East view
#5: Close up of the spot
#6: GPS
#7: The group
#8: Another view of the group
#9: The vehicles
#10: Natives
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