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Olympia, Washington
... Olympia is located 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tacoma, 48 miles (77 km) southwest of Seattle, and 106 miles (171 km) north of Portland, Oregon ...
Winters, California - Geography
38.525 -121.97083, Winters is a small city located 11 miles (18 km) from Vacaville ... Winters is nearly 30 miles (50 km) from Sacramento and about 60 miles (100 km) from San Francisco, California ... the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) of it (0.85%) is water ...
Obion County, Tennessee - Geography
... Tennessee", has a total area of 555 square miles (1,440 km2), of which 545 square miles (1,410 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (1.88%) is water ...
Oldham County, Texas - Geography
... the county has a total area of 1,501 square miles (3,889 km²), of which 1,500 square miles (3,887 km²) is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) (0.05%) is water ... The next approximately 12 miles slope down to the Canadian River ... passing the county line at approximately 6 miles and reaching the top of the High Plains a further four miles north ...
Geography Of The United States Virgin Islands
... Location Caribbean, islands 1,100 miles (1,770 km) southeast of Florida, 600 miles (966 km) north of Venezuela, 40 miles (64 km) east of Puerto Rico ...

Famous quotes containing the word miles:

    While the very inhabitants of New England were thus fabling about the country a hundred miles inland, which was a terra incognita to them,... Champlain, the first Governor of Canada,... had already gone to war against the Iroquois in their forest forts, and penetrated to the Great Lakes and wintered there, before a Pilgrim had heard of New England.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    Alack, the night comes on, and the bleak winds
    Do sorely ruffle; for many miles about
    There’s scarce a bush.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)