MAKSUD asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 month ago

# What is the longest distance between any two place on earth?

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• Anonymous
1 month ago

The longest distance between any two place on earth is about 24,901 miles (40,008 km)

• Tom
Lv 7
1 month ago

The favorite answer is ridiculous.  The Earth is 24, 901 miles in circumference  Going ALL the way around would put yourself an the same place you are NOW. ----Halfway around is the farthest distance between points---about 12,500 miles.---after that you get closer again from the other direction.  ---Unless you drill through the CENTER of the earth, Then you only have around 8,000 miles to go.

• RICK
Lv 7
1 month ago

From your location until exactly  1/2 the circumference , if you go further then the distance is shorter if you just go the opposite direction

• 1 month ago

on a road in the rain, in the dark with an empty gas can..

• 1 month ago

From the coordinates (0,0) to (0,180)

That is half way round the Equator.

Because of centrifugal force(rotation), the Earth is slightly 'fatter' at the Equator , that round the poles.  So at the Equator measure 180 degrees , nd that is the longest surface distance on the Earth.

Any other hemi-spherical arcs are slightly shorter.

For navigation purposes always use a hemi-spherical arc, because that is the shortest distance across th surface of a sphere.  The meridians/longitudes are hemi-spherical arcs, but lines of latitude , except the Equator, are NOT hemi-spherical arcs.

• Bill-M
Lv 7
1 month ago

From North-Pole to the South Pole, it is 12,440.01 mi (20,020.26 km)

• Phil
Lv 6
1 month ago

since the diameter of the Earth is about 40,000 km the longest distance between any two places on Earth is about 20,000 km.( in a straight line).

However, if by road or sea it can be a bit further.

ps, Technically , even if a place is within a stone's throw away it can be the longest distance by travelling away from it and continuing the 40,000 km  all the way around the world until you get there.

• 1 month ago

3,278,687,297.4 miles - if you follow the prescribed zig-zag path.

• 1 month ago

On the surface, about 20,037.508 km, half-way around the equator. If you measure straight through the center, then it's 6378.137 km.

• James
Lv 5
1 month ago