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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Igloo.

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How Far From Igloo to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Igloo to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Igloo to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Igloo to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 63 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,761 miles [6,052.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 147 days and walking would take 214 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,647 miles [9,088 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,307 miles [10,150.1 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,035 miles [8,103 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Igloo ...

While the name Igloo is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Igloo, Fall River County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,745 miles [4,417.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Igloo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Igloo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Igloo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.1478, Longitude: -165.0633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Igloo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Igloo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 17.335 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 23.073 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 358.067 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Igloo.



 
 
 

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