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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Tatitlek to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 27 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 18 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,254 miles [5,236.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 185 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,031 miles [9,706 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tatitlek ...

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.

In the vicinity of Tatitlek, Orca is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast.   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Tatitlek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tatitlek) 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 Tatitlek. 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 Tatitlek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tatitlek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8657, Longitude: -146.6806     [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 Tatitlek 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 1.63 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 6.109 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.132 degrees.

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