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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pole of Inaccessibility

Today's fun term is  "Pole of Inaccessibility."
"A pole of inaccessibility marks a location that is the most challenging to reach owing to its remoteness from geographical features which could provide access. The term describes a geographic construct, not an actual physical phenomenon, and is of interest mostly to explorers."
"In North America, the continental pole of inaccessibility is in southwest South Dakota (43°26′N 102°23′W / 43.433°N 102.383°W / 43.433; -102.383 (Continental Pole of Inaccessibility in North America))"    I would have guessed North Dakota, but close enough.