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Granada Hills, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Granada Hills to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 340 miles [547.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,302 miles [3,704.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,560 miles [12,166.6 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 8,329 miles [13,404.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Granada Hills ...

While the name Granada Hills is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Davis County

Our profile page for Granada Hills, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granada Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2647, Longitude: -118.5231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Granada Hills 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 Granada Hills 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 336.502 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.797 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Granada Hills.