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

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How Far From Olive Cove 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 Olive Cove to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Olive Cove to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,747 miles [4,420.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 108 days and walking would take 156 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,310 miles [10,155 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,050 miles [11,345.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,350 miles [8,610 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Olive Cove ...

While the name Olive Cove is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Distance: About 3,141 miles [5,054.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olive Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1903, Longitude: -132.3219     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olive Cove have been estimated.

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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 Olive Cove 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 349.443 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 352.527 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 333.913 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Olive Cove.



 
 
 

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