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Harbor City, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Harbor City 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 375 miles [603.5 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 2,302 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 7,585 miles [12,206.9 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 8,354 miles [13,444.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,342 miles [10,206.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harbor City ...

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

Communities Outside of California


San Patricio County

Our profile page for Harbor City, San Patricio County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7900, Longitude: -118.2979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harbor City 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 Harbor City 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 336.247 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.134 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.658 degrees.

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<7>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 Harbor City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harbor City.