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

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How Far From Paimiut to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Paimiut to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 36 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,898 miles [9,491.9 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 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paimiut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.9642, Longitude: -160.2319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paimiut 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 Paimiut 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 13.146 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 18.696 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 354.395 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Paimiut.



 
 
 

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