the Degree Confluence Project


1.7 km (1.1 miles) E of Hāzipur, Rājshāhi, Bangladesh
Approx. altitude: 20 m (65 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 25°S 91°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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  25°N 89°E  

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(visited by Moshiur Khandaker, Nur Mohammad, Shahinur Rahman and Mohammad Mohiuddin)

02-May-2014 -- Confluence 25N 89E is located in a rice field 2.20km west of Kanupur Bus Stand of Akkelpur Upazila of Joypurhat District and about 4.15 km south east of Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most important archeological sites in the country and the landscape is rice field.

Bangladesh Adventure Club’s confluence mission’s members to this northwestern confluence in Bangladesh were Moshiur Khandaker, Nur Mohammad, Khandakar Shahinur Rahman and Mohiuddin Mahi

The confluence point is in Kanupur which is around 4 km northwest of Akkelpur Upazila. We started our journey on 1st May 2014 from Dhaka reached Joypurhat at 7:30pm and overnight stayed at local hotel. We started for confluence point at 9:00am by battery powered auto rickshaw from Joypurhat to Kanupur bazaar. The journey was about half an hour and we reached the destination at 9:30am. We started to walk through village road following the direction on the GPS towards 25N 89E. After 25 minutes exactly at 9:54am we reached the confluence point. The point was found to be in a rice field and we had to walk to find the degree confluence of 25N 89E with a GPS accuracy of 10ft.

It was a wonderful confluence experience. Eventually we made our 6th confluence point visit successful.

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