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How Far From Suomi 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 Suomi to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Toronto [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Ontario, lies 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Suomi to Toronto, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,952 miles [9,578.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,708 miles [10,795.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Suomi ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Suomi.

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


Communities Located Beyond Ontario

Georgia

Dodge County

Our profile page for Suomi, Dodge County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Dodge County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Minnesota

Itasca County

Our profile page for Suomi, Itasca County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Suomi. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.


The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Suomi:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Suomi. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Suomi) 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 Suomi. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Suomi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suomi. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2397, Longitude: -89.9861     [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 Suomi 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 315.893 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 313.889 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 307.831 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Suomi.



 
 
 

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