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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 Anza, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anza and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Anza:
    • 32.800332, -115.498326
    • 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 Anza
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Imperial County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Imperial County
  • 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 Anza ...

We found one communities that share the name Anza.

There is one other community in California which is also named Anza.

Beyond California.

  • Communities Located In California ...
    • Riverside County
      • This Anza is located in Riverside County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Anza that is located in Imperial County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riverside County community of Anza.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anza ...

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.

  • Butlers ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers
    • Butlers is located in Imperial County
  • Citrus View
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Citrus View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citrus View
    • Citrus View is located in Imperial County
  • Date City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Date City
    • Date City is located in Imperial County
  • Dixieland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixieland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixieland
    • Dixieland is located in Imperial County
  • Edgar
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
    • Edgar is located in Imperial County
  • Fuller
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
    • Fuller is located in Imperial County
  • Imperial
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Mount Signal
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Signal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Signal
    • Mount Signal is located in Imperial County
  • Perrys Corner
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrys Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrys Corner
    • Perrys Corner is located in Imperial County

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

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

  • El Centro, which is the Seat of Imperial County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Anza to Sacramento, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 30 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,176 miles [3,501.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 85 days and walking would take 124 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,578 miles [12,195.6 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 8,346 miles [13,431.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,305 miles [10,146.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Imperial County: www.co.imperial.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anza) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anza. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8003, Longitude: -115.4983       In this case, the coordinates for Anza have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Anza 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 333.795 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.076 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.052 degrees.









 

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