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"As the crow flies" is a colloquial term used to describe the most direct route between two points on the Earth. It is most often used to differentiate distance along this route from that along a less direct route, such as a road or railway, and is generally the same as the great circle route. Some people use the variation "by the crow flies". Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Look up Colloquialism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are at any given moment in time. ... Mountain road with hairpin turns in the French Alps For other uses, see Road (disambiguation). ... For the Brisbane bus routes known collectively as the Great Circle Line (598 & 599), see the following list of Brisbane Transport routes A great circle on a sphere A great circle is a circle on the surface of a sphere that has the same diameter as the sphere, dividing the...


An example would be the distance between Key West and Pensacola, at the two opposite ends of Florida, in the United States. The most direct route by road is about 792 miles (1,275 kilometers); but a measurement directly across the Gulf of Mexico is only 524 miles (843 kilometers) [1]as the crow flies. Map of Key West Key West is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... For other uses, see Crow (disambiguation). ...


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The great-circle distance is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of a sphere measured along a path on the surface of the sphere (as opposed to going through the spheres interior). ...

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"As the crow flies" is a colloquial term used to describe the most direct route between two points on the Earth.
It is most often used to differentiate distance along this route from that along a less direct route, such as a road or railroad, and is generally the same as the great circle route.
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