the Degree Confluence Project

Tanzania : Tanga

4.1 km (2.5 miles) WNW of Ntengeza, Tanga, Tanzania
Approx. altitude: 101 m (331 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 5°N 141°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North view #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view #6: GPS #7: Path to the Confluence

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  5°S 39°E (visit #1)  

#1: General view

(visited by Kazuaki Kurita)

29-Jul-2004 -- I visited the confluence of 5S 9E in Tanzania on 29th July, 2004, 11:40 am. For 20 years, I have been visiting Tanzania almost every year, almost two months each time. In 2004, I entered this country on 23rd July via India. After spending several days in Dar-es-Salaam and Lushoto, I came to Tanga. This city is famous for its exportation of sisals.

From Tanga I drove north in the direction to Kenya. About 13 km north of Tanga (5°1.492'N 39°3.570'S), I left the road going to Kenya and turned to the left (to the West), following an unpaved road.

Some farmers are living around here; they are called the Digo or Wadigo in this area. "Wa" is the prefix representing people in Swahili language. Some of them are living also in Kenya. I parked my car along the road (4°59.870'N 38°59.961'E, alt. 99 m) and walked to the Confluence.

I followed some small paths to come close to the Confluence and finally walked for several hundred meters. Around the Confluence, I found cultivated fields of cassava, and fallows. In the fallows, small trees grow and some of these have thorns. The confluence of 5S 39E was located in the fallows with shrub. So I stood very close to a small tree and took the photographs. Only the west view from the Confluence was open. I attached several more photos from around the Confluence.

From the viewpoint of administration, this Confluence is located in the following divisions of ascending order: Magunduro kitongoji (kitongoji means section, several kitongoji make a village), Kibafuta kijiji (village), Mabokweni kata (ward), Amboi tarafa, Tanga wilaya (district), and Tanga mkoa (region).

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#1: General view
#2: North view
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: GPS
#7: Path to the Confluence
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