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Communities Also Named Placentia ...

We have found one communities that share the name Placentia.

Within Newfoundland and Labrador, the name Placentia is unique.

Beyond Newfoundland and Labrador, there is another community also named Placentia in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Orange County
      • This Placentia is located in Orange County and lies 3,377 miles [5,434.8 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placentia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Placentia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Placentia ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Ferndale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Placentia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • Fox Harbour
  • Freshwater
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater
    • Freshwater lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Placentia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
  • Gooseberry Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooseberry Cove
    • Gooseberry Cove lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Placentia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooseberry Cove
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    • Little Barasway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Barasway
      • Little Barasway lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Placentia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Barasway
    • Little Placentia - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Placentia
      • Little Placentia was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Placentia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Placentia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Rams Island - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rams Island
      • Rams Island was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Placentia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rams Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Red Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Island
      • Red Island lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Placentia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Island
    • Ship Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ship Cove
      • Ship Cove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Placentia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ship Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ship Cove
    • Ship Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ship Harbour
      • Ship Harbour lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Placentia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ship Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ship Harbour

How Far From Placentia 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 town such as Placentia to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Placentia and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Placentia to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 59 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,609 miles [7,417.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,188 miles [5,130.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Placentia) 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 Placentia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlacentiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Placentia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2333, Longitude: -53.9667    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Placentia to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 292.316 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.519 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 289.003 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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