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Glamis, California
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • El Centro [Map], which is the Seat of Imperial County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glamis to El Centro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,148 miles [3,456.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 84 days and walking would take 122 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,555 miles [12,158.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,323 miles [13,394.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glamis ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Glamis.

Within California, there is just one other community named Glamis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California


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Distance: About 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glamis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glamis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glamis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9977, Longitude: -115.0710     [Map].

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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 Glamis 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 333.48 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.708 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.817 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glamis.