How to

Latitude & Longitude

The first thing you have to do, is find the latitude and longitude of the place where you want to put your dial. The easiest way to do this is to look in a good atlas like the Reader's Digest Atlas of Southern Africa or in a recently published road map of South Africa.
The latitude and longitude of some cities and towns in South Africa are listed in the table below. If you do not have a map and your town is not listed, find the latitude of a place either east or west of your own. This value for the latitude should be good enough for a start. Or ...
 

... go to www.whereonearth.com or

to get the value you are looking for.

Place Latitude Longitude Place Latitude Longitude
Bloemfontein 29° 12' S 26° 07' E Messina 22° 20' S 30° 00' E
Beaufort West 32° 20' S 22° 32' E Nelspruit 25° 28' S 30° 55' E
Bloemhof 27° 38' S 25° 32' E Pietermaritzburg 29° 37' S 30° 16' E
Cape Town 33° 55' S 18° 22' E Pietersburg 23° 54' S 29° 25' E
Durban 29° 52' S 31° 00' E Port Elizabeth 33° 55' S 25° 40' E
East London 33° 00'S 27° 52' E Potchefstroom 26° 42' S 27° 05' E
Johannesburg 26° 10' S 28° 00' E Pretoria 25° 45' S 28° 12' E
Kimberley 28° 45' S 24° 45' E Rustenburg 25° 40'S 27° 15' E
Kroonstad 27° 45' S 27° 15' E Sabie 25° 05' S 30° 47' E
Kroondal 25° 45' S 27° 19' E Umtata 31° 40' S 28° 50' E
Kuruman 27° 20' S 23° 25' E Vryburg 26° 55' S 24° 45' E

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