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Sunland Estates, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunland Estates to Lonoke, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 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 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunland Estates ...

While the name Sunland Estates is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Seminole County

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Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunland Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9840, Longitude: -92.0376     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunland Estates 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 Sunland Estates 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 317.048 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.393 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.225 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunland Estates.