the Degree Confluence Project

Russia : Respublika Kalmykiya

26.2 km (16.3 miles) ENE of Artezian, Respublika Kalmykiya, Russia
Approx. altitude: -27 m (-88 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 45°S 133°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: GPS reading #6: Hunters #7: Sand Road

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  45°N 47°E (visit #2)  

#1: North view

(visited by Aleksandr Mashnikov, Ivan Bankin, Elena Bankina, Lyudmila Karicheva, Tatyana Khokhlova and Larisa Chinyaeva)


04-мая-2022 – От 46°N 47°E группа продолжила движение на юг. Около посёлка Артезиан мы свернули с трассы Р-215 на восток. 31 км восхитительной песчаной дороги пролетел незаметно. Маленький «Париж–Даккар» в Калмыкии. Цвет песка менялся от оранжево-коричневого до жёлтого и светло-серого.

Припарковались в 800 метрах от слияния. Прогулялись пешком по цветущей степи. Точка расположена в Лаганском районе Калмыкии, в 26,2 км от посёлка Артезиан. В 500 метрах на юг находится обитаемая ферма скотоводов. Местность равнинная степная.

Следующая цель – не открытая точка 42°N 47°E в горах Дагестана.


04-May-2022 – From 46°N 47°E the group continued southbound. Near the village of Artezian, we turned щoff the R-215 highway to the east. 31 km of delightful sandy road flew by unnoticed. It is a small "Paris–Dakar Rally" in Kalmykia. The color of the sand changed from orange-brown to yellow and light gray.

We parked 800 meters from the confluence. We've walked along the flowering steppe. The CP is located in the Lagansky district of Kalmykia, in 26.2 km from the village of Artezian. There is an inhabited cattle ranch in 500 meters to the south. The area is flat steppe.

The next target is an undiscovered confluence point 42°N 47°E in the mountains of Dagestan.

 All pictures
#1: North view
#2: East view
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: GPS reading
#6: Hunters
#7: Sand Road
ALL: All pictures on one page
This is the lowest land confluence in Europe (von Strahlenberg definition). (Altitude source: SRTM 90m digital elevation data)