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Bering, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bering 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 65 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 45 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,799 miles [6,113.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 149 days and walking would take 216 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,631 miles [9,062.2 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 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Bering ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Bering.

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

In addition to the above occurrences of Bering, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Alaska

Communities located internationally

Communities Outside of Alaska


Polk County

Our profile page for Bering, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,768 miles [6,064 km] to the East.

Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>

India   [Map]

Distance: About 4,951 miles [7,967.9 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bering ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Igloo   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East of Bering   [Map]

Marys Igloo   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

New Igloo   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Teller   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bering. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.2000, Longitude: -166.4667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bering 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 Bering 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 18.529 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 24.357 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 359.159 degrees.

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