the Degree Confluence Project


97.6 km (60.6 miles) SE of al-Fayda, Mafraq, Jordan
Approx. altitude: 874 m (2867 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 32°S 141°W

Accuracy: 24.7 km (15.3 mi)
Quality: good

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  32°N 39°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Landscape 25 km NE of 32N 39E

(visited by Mark Craig)

13-Jul-2010 -- Left early in the morning from `Ammān and took about 5 hours to arrive in the area of the Confluence. Very much in the desert out there and was recorded as the hottest day in Jordan for many years.

Stood on top of the berm shown in the photo and could see Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi. In fact, if I tried harder could have probably straddled the intersection of the borders somehow.

A lot of old military activity seen in the area as you can see from the photo. I will be going back that way soon and will make a point of getting a spot-on reading on my GPS. Unfortunately, I never knew about this site, so never bothered to do it at the time.

Check the properties of the photo and you will see that it was taken with a Garmin Oregon550 which will also show the geo-reference.

Coordinator's Note: The EXIF data in the original photo say: Lat 32°8'58.05"N Long 39°11'37.61"E (WGS-84) Altitude 940.0 m. So the picture was actually taken 24.7 km NE of the Confluence, less than a km from the triple boundary point between the three mentioned states.

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According to digitized map data, the borderline with Saudi-Arabia is running about 235 m to the Southeast of the Confluence.