Geography

Question

Is Yakutsk Russia or Anchorage Alaska closer to the ocean

1 Answer


  • -- The latitude at the northern end of the main runway at
    Yakutsk Airport is 62.106° N.  That point is roughly 460 miles
    from the closest point on the seacoast.

    -- The latitude at the northern end of the main runway at
    Anchorage International Airport is 61.199° N.  That point is
    roughly 0.32 mile from the closest point on the seacoast.

    Using these points of comparison, Yakutsk is 0.907° of latitude (62.7 miles)
    more northerly than Anchorage, and Anchorage is roughly 460 miles closer
    to the ocean than Yakutsk is.


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