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Approximately how wide is Australia from its easternmost point to its westernmost?

Question #130208. Asked by Dreamcoat.
Last updated Apr 13 2023.
Originally posted Mar 27 2013 4:59 AM.

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Answer has 2 votes.
According to
from the most eastern point of Australia (Cape Byron, NSW) to the most western point (Steep Point) is a distance of almost 4000km or 2485 miles.

Mar 27 2013, 7:24 AM
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According to these sites, Cape Byron in NSW to Steep Point in WA is estimated to be a distance of 4000-4467 km (2485-2776 mi). The Australian government site considers it to be approximately 4000 km.


Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 13 2023.
Mar 27 2013, 9:45 AM
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On google maps, clicking on Cape Byron NSW in the east and Steep Point WA in the west, gives a great circle distance of 3,987 km (2,477miles).


This site maybe more accurate. Using the actual latitude/longitude co-ordinates, the great circle distance is 3994km (2481 miles):
East: latitude, longitude : -28.63597, 153.63860
West: latitude, longitude : -26.154882, 113.159492

Apr 13 2023, 3:04 AM
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