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Qatar

4.1 km (2.5 miles) WSW of al-Kir`āna, Jarayān al-Bātina, Qatar
Approx. altitude: 55 m (180 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 25°S 129°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: The view to the North #3: This was where I was going. Two lines crossing on a map #4: Now I knew I was still on the right way #5: This is it: 25N 51E

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  25°N 51°E (visit #1)  

#1: The view to the South

(visited by Francois van Wyk)

30-Aug-2002 -- This, the only point in the State of Qaṭar that is on land, was my first try at visiting a Confluence.

I started my trip at Ra's Laffān, the biggest LNG port in the world. Ra's Laffān is on the north-east corner of Qaṭar and about 111 km from the Confluence. Luckily the roads all led in the right direction and after a trip through al-Dawḥa, the capital, I was on the Salwā road that led to the border with Saudi Arabia and the Confluence.

Just after the little town of al-Kir`āna I had to turn right to the Confluence. Again my luck held, as this road was also tarred. About 4 km along the road I had to leave the tar and wander off into the desert. Lo and behold, 500 meters later I had found my first Confluence.


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#1: The view to the South
#2: The view to the North
#3: This was where I was going. Two lines crossing on a map
#4: Now I knew I was still on the right way
#5: This is it: 25N 51E
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