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Kanaranzi, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Kanaranzi, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kanaranzi and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Kanaranzi and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Kanaranzi. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Kanaranzi.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Rock County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Rock County sighting report from eBird.

Since Kanaranzi is near Nobles County and also Lyon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Nobles County

Sighting report for Lyon County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Kanaranzi.

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

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

  • Luverne [Map], which is the Seat of Rock County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Kanaranzi to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,387 miles [10,278.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,143 miles [11,495.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,055 miles [8,135.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kanaranzi ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Ash Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Kanaranzi   [Map]

Beaver Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Bruce   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Edna (IA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

George (IA)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Hills   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Lester (IA)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Rock (IA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Magnolia   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Manley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Ransom   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Rock Rapids (IA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Rushmore   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Minnesota

About Rock County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kanaranzi. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rock County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kanaranzi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5758, Longitude: -96.0945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kanaranzi 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 Kanaranzi 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 320.285 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.251 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.52 degrees.

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