Marco Zero (Zero Milestone) - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
S 23° 33.028 W 046° 38.032
23K E 333229 N 7394590
Quick Description: Sao Paulo's Zero Milestone (Marco Zero) located in the middle of downtown.
Location: Brazil
Date Posted: 12/16/2007 5:46:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM2T0H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 77

Long Description:
"The city's Marco Zero ("zero milestone") is located at Praça da Sé, indicating the directions of the states that share boundaries with São Paulo and from where the distance of any point in the state starts being counted."http://www.saopaulo.sp.gov.br/ingles/saopaulo/turismo/cap_ptos_pca_se.htm

The milestone was placed in 1934. Each angle points towards a different highway. Prior to the placement of the milestone, the distances were measured from the neighborhood of Pinheiros.
Condition: Worn

Date placed: 01/01/1934

Material: Stone

Inscription:
RIO De JANEIRO, SANTOS, MINAS GERAIS, PARANA, MATO GROSSO, GOAIS. On top is a map of the city's main routes etched into metal.


Name of road: Praca da Se

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