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Burkina Faso

4.9 km (3.0 miles) SE of Dori, Sahel, Burk. Faso
Approx. altitude: 282 m (925 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 14°S 180°

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View looking south #3: View looking west with our truck in the background #4: 14N 0 on GPS #5: David and Dad standing on 14N 0

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  14°N 0° (visit #1)  

#1: View of the 14N 0 region

(visited by Chris Ladish and David Ladish)

23-May-2002 -- My son David and I realized that the confluence point 14N 0 was "en route", as we’d say in French, from his boarding school in Niamey, Niger to our home in Belehedé, Burkina Faso. So after driving from Belehedé to Tera, Niger to meet David at a rendezvous point, we found 14N 0 on our return trip home.

This confluence point was the easiest one to find to date, since it was not far from a major secondary road outside of Dori. As a matter of fact, the confluence point was not more than 500 meters from the turn off that I take to cut across northeastern Burkina Faso towards Tera, Niger. As confluence points go, this one is quite plain. Though it is interesting to see the difference between 14N 0 and 6N 0, another confluence point we found in Ghana.

After returning from Tera, Niger with my son David, we turned on the GPS as we approached the region of 14N 0. At this point we were on the main secondary road going north towards Dori. After crossing 14N we needed to go west about 300 meters.

Leaving the secondary road we drove through an open field. You’ll notice from the photos that this was not too difficult, since there is nothing but a few thorn trees. We drove around till we were in range of about 100 feet (30 m). It was at this point that we got out of the truck, and walked around till the GPS indicated 14N 0.

Coordinator's note: The GPS receiver being photographed out of focus, there is proof by another photo showing clearly the "all zeros" display.


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#1: View of the 14N 0 region
#2: View looking south
#3: View looking west with our truck in the background
#4: 14N 0 on GPS
#5: David and Dad standing on 14N 0
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