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Old 10-23-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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thats okay your excused. it happens sometimes on this forum.
That's OK, I am at work and don't have time to think up another question. Shouldn't be on here anyway, but I'm bored.

Still haven't heard that you are the definite winner, but I did look up Jackson to Baton Rouge and it is 173 miles, so it is out.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I got it. Their city limits are contiguous with the state line. However, Carson City is dubious, in that its city limits touches the state line out in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Trenton's is not on dry land, either.

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The two capitals that are the closest together are Boston and Providence, and there are several other eastern capitals that are nearby. But west of Wasington DC, which two state capitals are closest together?
Aren't Providence's city limits coincident with the Massachusetts state line?
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I think Denver to Cheyenne is 97 miles (crow flies) and Sacramento to Carson City, again as the crow flies, is about 105 miles. In the latter case, however, the distance via Mapquest would be longer because the route is not nearly as direct as I-25 is from Cheyenne to Denver.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Aren't Providence's city limits coincident with the Massachusetts state line?
Don't have a definitive map available right now, but from what I can tell on Yahoo and Google maps, Pawtucket and East Providence are between the Mass line and the city limits of Providence
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Gdude, you are in line to ask the next question as it seems the Denver - Cheyenne distance is correct, but while we are on the subject, and I don't know the answer, how about the inverse of this question?

Let's keep it to the lower 48, what is the biggest distance between a state capital and the next closest state capital?
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm sure that would have to be Austin. by quite a large margin.

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Denver/Cheyenne was the answer I had in mind for the closest.

St. Paul and Tallahassee are both within about 15 miles of a state line.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Austin to Santa Fe i believe is the answer to Saintmarks Q's

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Now My turn: What is the name of this Geopolitical oddity to where people who reside in this town must go through Canada before going to the Mainland U.S?
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Austin to Santa Fe i believe is the answer to Saintmarks Q's

Are we sure? I know I posed the question, but haven't checked mileages. It might be Austin, but I would say it is closer to Oklahoma City than it is to Santa Fe, and then the distance from Santa Fe to Pheonix or Denver could be greater.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Austin to Santa Fe i believe is the answer to Saintmarks Q's

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Now My turn: What is the name of this Geopolitical oddity to where people who reside in this town must go through Canada before going to the Mainland U.S?

I think the question asked for the "next closest capital", which would be Austin-Oklahoma City, 387 miles. Helena MT to Boise ID is 550. However, interestingly, the closest capital to Helene, at 484 miles, is in a state that does not border on Montana---Salt Lake City, UT. So the correct answer would be Helena/Salt Lake City, which aren't even in adjacent states. (Mileages are from MapQuest, by road)

Are there any other capitals whose "next closest capital" is NOT in an adjacent state?

What are the two closest capitals of non-adjacent states?
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If I understand your question correctly, the word you are looking for is ENCLAVE.

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Austin to Santa Fe i believe is the answer to Saintmarks Q's

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Now My turn: What is the name of this Geopolitical oddity to where people who reside in this town must go through Canada before going to the Mainland U.S?
Point Roberts, Washington. Also Angle Inlet Minnesota. These are known as 'exclaves'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exclave
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