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At different times in history, there has been suggested that a Quadripoint - or meeting of four countries, existed in Africa - between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. However this is generally now not believed to be true, with instead two tripoints quite close to each other marked. Instead, the most is three, known as a tripoint. Amazingly, there ...


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GMaps for the geographical center of Russian Federation. As you can see, this is a mountain located lake with no cities among many miles from it. Also this lake is on Arctic Circle, and not very well explored by people. We even doesn't know the maximum depth of it. Also you have to know that this region is a seismically active - you can see the trees at ...


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To some extent, this depends how you define a "country". For one definition of country, the maximum countries that meet at a single point is 7. The countries that meet at this single point are : Argentina Australia Chile France New Zealand Norway United Kingdom The point where they all meet? Latitude 90 degrees South - otherwise known as the South ...


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Are all countries between the "near east" and the "far east" then "middle eastern" countries? I always thought Middle East and Near East are mostly synonyms. (For me, this is probably influenced by the fact that the Finnish word for Middle East is Lähi-itä, literally Near East.) Even if we stick to English terms, Wikipedia tends to agree (emphasis ...


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I did a route like that last year with a friend of mine. We started in Belgium, went first to Ukraine, then down through Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan, where took the boat to Egypt, then went down to Sudan and Ethiopia. We could easily have driven further down, but we ran out of time. (Planning to continue later on in my/our life.) We ...


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Alaska is indeed the easternmost, northernmost, and westernmost in all of the USA. General assumption of one state being both easternmost & westernmost in a country is that the state being spanning across the country. But it's not the case with Alaska, below is the explanation from the website World Atlas As far as the most western state, note how ...


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There's a number of reasons why a flight might fly a different route, with Weather on-route being the most common. However for this specific flight, there's probably a far less common reason - Solar Flares! You may recall that around the 2nd of April this year there were a number of major solar flares, which have the potential to impact a number of aspects ...


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From 1995 to 2010 Italian Radio Television (RAI - Radio Televisione Italiana), conducted a series of road trips with a couple of trucks, usually starting in Italy, with the final destination on various continents including South America, (South) Africa and Asia. So it would be possible to do, but you would need special trucks (not cars), a lot of money, ...


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If you are only talking about the non-Russian part of Asia, then the answer would be Minami Torishima which located in 24°16′59″N 153°59′11″E It's very near to Iwo Jima and has a alias "Marcus Island". In the map below Minami Torishima is marked with "A". You can compare it with the red line, which is actually the easternmost area of Indonesia. The photo ...


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You can certainly go all over Asia. As for Africa, there's nothing in the way except politics, and the ruggedness of your vehicle. For other continents, you'll probably need a specialist vehicle to traverse the ice cap to get across from the top of Russia to the top of Canada. Once you're there, there's nothing physically stopping you driving down to ...


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You can see this in the Wikipedia list or on any map with the International Date Line. The first place to see a new day is the Line Islands, more precisely the part that belongs to Kiribati (formerly known as the Gilbert Islands). The Line Islands are in the UTC+14 timezone, and the rest of the country is in UTC+13. This has been the case since 1995; before ...


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If you and your girlfriend are willing to go for a hot summer hike and cold swim, there is Upper Little Stoney Falls in the Jefferson National Forest - Hanging Rock Day Use Area, near Dungannon, Virginia. Waterfall photos: http://www.waterfall-picture-guide.com/upper-little-stoney-falls.html


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Wikipedia has a thought on why this might occur: Over longer distances and/or at higher latitudes the great circle route is significantly shorter than the rhumb line between the same two points. However the inconvenience of having to continuously change bearings while travelling a great circle route makes rhumb line navigation appealing in ...


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Depends of course on your definition. If you look at the Aleutian Islands parts of the chain is located in Eastern Hemisphere so technically if you can consider them the eastern most part of the United States, but since you normally go west to get there and considering their proximity to the antimeridian it crosses Amchitka pass they could be considered ...


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Caspian Sea is quite good for surfing. My hometown even holds competitions on kite-surfing. The best time for this is in August and September. Later is bit dodgy as waves are really high and water is cold. So I would advice to go to Makhachkala. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcvgxA6y7UA N.B. Be careful nowadays it’s not the safest place in the world :(


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Of the bigger countries, New Zealand is the first to celebrate New Year. But there are a few island territories that are one hour ahead, namely Samoa and Tokelau timeanddate.com has a countdown page to New Years


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From Amsterdam you can drive to South Africa, it's not as unique as you might think. The hardest part is some of the African countries that have unstable political situations. It changes all the time, the best source of information is other travelers you meet neighbouring countries (The locals always think the next country is a dangerous place). The ...


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Middle East is a geographical area east of the Mediterranean sea and west of India. Sometimes the "stans" are included (Afghanistan and Pakistan) but more often they're not because when the term was originally coined they were part of British India. As mentioned in the comments, North African countries are considered "Middle East" in some cases, because ...


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Google Earth can do this. Click on the Sun-icon and draw the slider around until you see the sun rising: Example is from Google Earth 6.0.3.2197. This is mainly suitable if you need only one place and time, not if you need full tables of many places and times. Also, of course, in mountainous areas the answer is extremely local, but no tool can give you ...


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This area is close to the Putorana plateau, "near" the city of Norilsk, and indeed not too far from the village of Turokhansk. As a look at the topographic map shows, the area is full of rivers and hills. You might be able to get there by boat from Turokhansk, as mentioned in VMAtm's answer, but it's probably easiest to get there in winter. January and ...


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Can I suggest Stellarium, which is a free planetarium program available for Mac OS, Windows and linux. For any date, time and geographical location, you can obtain sunrise time and position. To take account of mountains etc, there is the added option of including into Stellarium a horizon image. This will give you an idea of how mountains etc may affect ...


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All these graphical tools are very nice, but you can simply go to Time and Date on the internet. There under Sun and Moon you can check for any time. For example, to see the November 2012 times for Vancouver. Another way is to look at the weather on Wunderground. For example, the forecast for Vancouver shows the sunrise and sunset times. Naturally this ...


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The Photographer's Ephemeris is the one that I use. It's quite practical and is an Adobe Air application. I use it for the same reason that you mentioned and it hasn't failed yet no matter where I was. It's available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android system, Windows and Mac. Desktop version are free but you do have to pay 5$ (Android) or 9$ (iOS) for ...


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EDIT: The 4 countries do not actually form a quadripoint (as Mark pointed out). Apparently the answer is 3 countries, even though there used to be a quadripoint: two tripoints that are now very close where Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet at approximately the same place, in Kazungula. But there are a lot more of tripoints.



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