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

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How Far From Nome to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Nome 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 3,784 miles [6,089.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 148 days and walking would take 215 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,687 miles [9,152.3 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 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Nome ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Nome.

While the name Nome is unique within Alaska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

North Dakota

Barnes County

Our profile page for Nome, Barnes County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,742 miles [4,412.8 km] to the East

Texas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Nome, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,799 miles [6,113.9 km] to the East

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The official website for Nome: www.nomealaska.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nome. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nome

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nome. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.4993, Longitude: -165.4009     [Map].

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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 Nome 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 17.595 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 23.389 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 358.335 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nome.



 
 
 

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