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Ghana

7.6 km (4.7 miles) WNW of Lawlawvaw, Eastern, Ghana
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 6°S 180°

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 #4: View to the West, the plantation of mango trees #5: Rexford and Jean-Luc right on the point, and the GPS #6: Rexford and the owner of the field giving us mangos #7: The road between Agomeda and the Confluence #8: The bush close to the point #9: The Kpong dam (left bank) #10: The Kpong dam (right bank)

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  6°N 0° (visit #5)  

#1: The point and view to the North

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

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07-Fév-2010 -- Dimanche 7 février 2009. Un peu de temps libre pendant une mission au Ghana, alors en route pour la confluence 6N 0, avec Rexford, un chauffeur de notre projet. Ce sera ma première visite sur un point du méridien de Greenwich.

Elle se trouve non loin des barrages de Kpong et d'Akosombo, qui alimentent tout le pays en électricité. Le lac Volta est un des plus grands lacs artificiels du monde.

Pour atteindre la confluence, c'est vraiment facile : allez à Kpong ; là, prenez la route vers l'ouest ; elle tourne vers le sud jusque Somanya ; continuez tout droit vers le sud jusqu'au village de Agomeda. Juste après l'entrée dans le village, prenez une petite route goudronnée à droite, qui remonte vers le nord-ouest. Après environ 2,5 km, il y a sur la droite un chemin praticable en voiture qui conduit à une centaine de mètres du point.

La confluence se trouve dans un champ, juste en bordure de la brousse. On y a cultivé du maïs récemment et il y a une belle plantation de manguiers, avec plusieurs variétés de mangues. Le propriétaire du champ était là, et on lui a expliqué ce que nous faisions. Il a bien compris et il était intéressé de savoir que ce point se trouvait dans son champ. Et avant que nous repartions, il nous a donné des mangues. L'hospitalité n'est pas un vain mot au Ghana !

English version

07-Feb-2010 -- Sunday, 7 February 2009. Some free time during a mission in Ghana, so I have an opportunity to visit the confluence 6N 0, with Rexford, a driver of our project. It will be my first visit on a point of the meridian of Greenwich.

It is not far from the Kpong and Akosombo dams, which provide power to the country. The Volta Lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world.

To reach this Confluence is really easy: go to Kpong; there, take the road towards the West; it turns towards the South until Somanya; continue straight towards the South until you reach the village of Agomeda. Just after the entry in the village, take a small tar road on the right, which goes up towards the North-West, in the hills. After approximately 2.5 km, you will find on the right a good track between the fields which leads to about 100 meters from the Confluence.

The Confluence is in a field, just at the edge of the bush. Corn was cultivated there recently and there is a nice plantation of mango trees, with several varieties of mangos. The owner of the field was there, and we explained to him what we did. He understood well and he was interested to know that this point was just in his field. And before we leave the place to go back to Kpong, he gave us mangos. Hospitality has a real meaning in Ghana!


 All pictures
#1: The point and view to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West, the plantation of mango trees
#5: Rexford and Jean-Luc right on the point, and the GPS
#6: Rexford and the owner of the field giving us mangos
#7: The road between Agomeda and the Confluence
#8: The bush close to the point
#9: The Kpong dam (left bank)
#10: The Kpong dam (right bank)
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