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The location of Candle









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Candle.

This page contains four sections:

Around Candle ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Buckland. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the east of Candle. Buckland has a population of 420 people.<1>

The next largest community is Deering. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Candle and has a population of 130 people.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Candle ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Candle.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Candle ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Candle.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>   DirDistance
Haycock Airport (FAA ID: HAY)   [Map]   SSE   53 miles [85.3 km]<3>
Ralph Wien Meml. (OTZ/PAOT)   [Map]   NNW   69 miles [111 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Candle.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Candle. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ralph Wien Meml. (OTZ/PAOT)   [Map]   NNW   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Haycock Airport (FAA ID: HAY)   [Map]   SSE   53 miles [85.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ralph Wien Meml.   (OTZ/PAOT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Candle.

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<2>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Candle) 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 Candle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Candle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Candle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.9133, Longitude: -161.9244     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Candle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Candle), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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