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Great Circle Distances
for Selected International Cities and Locales.

This table is a revision of some calculations I did more than 10 years ago (about 1997) but now with more detailed locales and probably better data. These more recent data were calculated using Andrew Gray's Java-based calculator . The main assumption here is that the earth is spherical with a mean radius of 6,371 km (or 3,959 statute miles). Latitudes and longitudes are taken from Google Earth. (Contact Hugh Webb for comments.)

From To Statute Miles (Km)
Chicago Water Tower Angkor Wat

Bangkok Grand Palace

Hanoi Opera House

HK Cultural Center

KL Petronas Towers

Luang Prabang Airport

Manila Rizal Park

Singapore Padang

Sydney Opera House

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda

8,546 (13,753)

8,558 (13,772)

8,005 (12,882)

7,788 (12,533)

9,270 (14,918)

8,122 (13,071)

8,130 (13,084)

9,368 (15,076)

9,244 (14,876)

6,297 (10,134)

8,374 (13,476)

Bangkok Grand Palace Bali Mount Agung

HK Cultural Center

KL Petronas Towers

Luang Prabang Airport

Singapore Padang

Tokyo Imperial Palace

1,841 (2,963)

1,074 (1,728)

737 (1,186)

439 (706)

891 (1434)

2,864 (4,609)

Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers HK Cultural Center

Penang Esplanade

Singapore Padang

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda

1,564 (2,517)

183 (295)

196 (315)

3,307 (5,322)

1,015 (1,633)

London Buckingham Palace Angkor Wat

Bangkok Grand Palace

HK Cultural Center

KL Petronas Towers

Singapore Padang

Sydney Opera House

Tokyo Imperial Palace

6,069 (9,767)

5,912 (9,514)

5,972 (9,611)

6,542 (10,528)

6,734 (10,837)

10,550 (16,978)

5,936 (9,553)

Singapore Padang Angkor Wat

Bali Mount Agung

Bandar Seri Begawan

Bangkok Grand Palace

Hanoi Opera House

HK Cultural Center

Jakarta Nat. Monument

Java Mount Bromo

Luang Prabang Airport

Manila Rizal Park

Penang Esplanade

Sabah Mt. Kinabalu

Sarawak Museum

Sydney Opera House

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda

838 (1,349)

1,043 (1,678)

804 1,294)

891 (1,434)

1,370 (2,205)

1,608 (2,588)

555 (893)

894 (1,439)

1,291 (2,078)

1,487 (2,393)

374 (602)

936 (1,506)

449 (723)

3,914 (6,299)

3,307 (5,322)

1,193 (1,920)

Sydney Opera House Bali Mount Agung

Bangkok Grand Palace

HK Cultural Center

KL Petronas Towers

Penang Esplanade

Singapore Padang

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda

2,873 (4,624)

4,683 (7,536)

4,581 (7,372)

4,110 (6,614)

4,286 (6,897)

3,914 (6,299)

4,862 (7,824)

5,036 (8,104)



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