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Kazakhstan : Qaraghandy

51.2 km (31.8 miles) ESE of Zhambyl, Qaraghandy, Kazakhstan
Approx. altitude: 548 m (1797 ft)
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Antipode: 47°S 108°W

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#2: The East... #3: The South.... #4: The West #5: Time is Local Time #6: The group, from left to right: Alex, Netty, Folkert, Yvonne (my wife) and myself

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  47°N 72°E  

#1: View to the North

(visited by Ron Reijnders, Folkert, Netty, Alex and Yvonne)

01-Sep-2006 -- During a trip from the Netherlands via Germany, Poland, Ukraïne and Russia to Kazakhstan and back (a total distance of more than 14.000 km - approx 9000 miles - in five weeks) by car I was able to visit two confluence Points. The other one being 46N 72E.

Being part of a group of 4x4 enthusiasts I could not plan any visit because I was not sure or I would have the time and opportunity to visit one of the points in Kazakhstan.

At a certain moment, having different interests, the group was temporarily split into two parts. Our group made a cross-country trip and that enabled me to visit this point as first ever.

It's a barren area. No soul to find in a radius of maybe 160 km (100 miles). As you can see is flat area. Hardly any vegetation, like most of Kazakhstan. It's dry area, very dry. No river or stream at all. View in every direction is the same.


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#1: View to the North
#2: The East...
#3: The South....
#4: The West
#5: Time is Local Time
#6: The group, from left to right: Alex, Netty, Folkert, Yvonne (my wife) and myself
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