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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Union Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Bullock County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Almeria to Union Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,282 miles [11,719.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,161 miles [8,305.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Almeria ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Nebraska

Loup County

Our profile page for Almeria, Loup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almeria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0265, Longitude: -85.8505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Almeria 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 Almeria 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 313.015 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.317 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.238 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Almeria.