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Glorietta, California
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Martinez [Map], which is the Seat of Contra Costa County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Glorietta to Martinez, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,404 miles [11,915.6 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 8,171 miles [13,149.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,225 miles [10,018.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glorietta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8621, Longitude: -122.1680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glorietta 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 Glorietta 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 340.001 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.916 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.011 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glorietta.