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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in La Palma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to La Palma and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for La Palma:
    • 32.879529, -111.515160
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on La Palma
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named La Palma ...

We have found two communities that share the name La Palma.

Within Arizona, the name La Palma is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Orange County
      • This La Palma is located in Orange County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the La Palma that is located in Pinal County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Palma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of La Palma.
    • Texas
      • Hidalgo County
      • This La Palma is located in Hidalgo County and lies 911 miles [1,466.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the La Palma that is located in Pinal County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Palma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of La Palma.

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Palma ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cactus Forest [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Forest
    • Cactus Forest [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of La Palma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Forest
  • Cottonwood [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Pinal County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of La Palma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Eleven Mile Corner [Pinal County]
  • Florence [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of La Palma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,422 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Florence Station [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence Station
      • Florence Station [Pinal County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of La Palma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Station
    • Friendly Corners [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly Corners
      • Friendly Corners [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of La Palma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly Corners
    • Magma [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magma
      • Magma [Pinal County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of La Palma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magma
    • Randolph [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Pinal County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of La Palma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph

How Far From La Palma to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as La Palma to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in La Palma and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Pinal County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from La Palma to Florence, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 50 miles [80.5 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 most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,466 miles [12,015.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,230 miles [13,244.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Pinal County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for La Palma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pinal County: www.co.pinal.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- La Palma) 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 La Palma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Palma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Palma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8795, Longitude: -111.5152    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 La Palma to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.631 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.242 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.879 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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