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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hacienda Heights to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,279 miles [3,667.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,564 miles [12,173.1 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 8,333 miles [13,410.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,320 miles [10,171.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hacienda Heights ...

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

Communities Outside of California


El Paso County

Our profile page for Hacienda Heights, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hacienda Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9948, Longitude: -117.9685     [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 Hacienda Heights 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 336.003 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.851 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.471 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hacienda Heights.