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Hansen, California
(Orange County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Santa Ana [Map], which is the Seat of Orange County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hansen to Santa Ana, 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 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 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 7,576 miles [12,192.4 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 8,345 miles [13,430 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,331 miles [10,188.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hansen ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Hansen.

Within California, there is just one other community named Hansen. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 7 of those located in the United States.

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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Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Hansen, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northeast


Menominee County

Our profile page for Hansen, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the Northeast


Todd County

Our profile page for Hansen, Todd County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Todd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Adams County

Our profile page for Hansen, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the East Northeast

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Washoe County

Our profile page for Hansen, Washoe County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Hansen
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Hansen, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 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 starting in Hansen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hansen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hansen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8172, Longitude: -118.0106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hansen 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 Hansen 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 336.012 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 325.493 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hansen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hansen.