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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Canyon Village to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 38 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 26 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,112 miles [5,008.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 122 days and walking would take 177 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,596 miles [9,005.9 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 6,311 miles [10,156.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,780 miles [7,692.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Canyon Village ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Canyon Village.

While the name Canyon Village is unique within Alaska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alaska

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Canyon Village, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,610 miles [4,200.4 km] to the Southeast

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Canyon Village, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the Southeast

Wyoming

Park County

Our profile page for Canyon Village, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canyon Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.1548, Longitude: -142.0878     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canyon Village 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 Canyon Village 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 357.697 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 1.782 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 339.991 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Canyon Village.