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Encyclopedia > El Camino Real

El Camino Real (Spanish for the Royal or King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:

Camino Real is a play by Tennessee Williams.


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El Camino Real (California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (786 words)
El Camino Real (Spanish for "The Kings Highway") traditionally refers to the 600–mile (966–kilometer) long California Mission Trail between Mission San Diego de Alcalá in San Diego and Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma.
The iconic status of El Camino Real on the San Francisco Peninsula (where it is signed as Route 82, and usually abbreviated as El Camino) is such that navigation is usually done relative to it, and it defines logical north and south in the area, even though it is closer to north-west/south-east.
In the FORTRAN language, a 'real' is a number typically precise to seven significant figures, and a `double precision' quantity is a larger floating-point number, precise to perhaps fourteen significant digits (other languages have similar 'real' types).
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