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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Osaka to Brewton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 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 7,386 miles [11,886.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Osaka ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Wise County

Our profile page for Osaka, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osaka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0638, Longitude: -87.2239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Osaka 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 Osaka 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 313.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.029 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.949 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Osaka.