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The location of Difjakamiut









Introduction ...

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

How Far From Difjakamiut to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Difjakamiut 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 64 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 44 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,919 miles [6,307 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 153 days and walking would take 223 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,984 miles [9,630.3 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 6,626 miles [10,663.5 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,402 miles [8,693.7 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Difjakamiut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Difjakamiut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.8506, Longitude: -166.2775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Difjakamiut 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 Difjakamiut 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 18.196 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 24.32 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 359.035 degrees.

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