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Ulm, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Ulm to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,688 miles [10,763.3 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 7,413 miles [11,930.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,289 miles [8,511.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ulm ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Ulm.

While the name Ulm is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Cascade County

Our profile page for Ulm, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km] to the Northwest


Sheridan County

Our profile page for Ulm, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 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 beginning in Ulm. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ulm) 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 Ulm. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ulm

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ulm. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5763, Longitude: -91.4617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ulm 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 Ulm 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 316.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.87 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.043 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ulm.