I remember reading at one time something along the lines of 90% of the population of the world being born, living their lives and dying within a 50km radius. Obviously, that is becoming less true every year, and I suspect that the majority of us here are currently not very close to our place of birth (and hopefully even farther from our place of death).
The furthest away is 1361KM/845 miles. That was Portland, Oregon.
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
I was led to think of this by an item on tonight's evening news which said that France is one of the most sedentary countries in Europe because 70% of the French live (and die) in their region of birth.
I also remember reading at some time that most people (I don't remember the percentage but it was well over 50%) live and die within 50 km of their birthplace. Of course this is normal in primitive or poor societies (Africa, rural China or India...), but I am wondering more about countries where people have a choice.
From Johannesburg it's calculated at 2,977Km or 1,850 miles but I have to add on another 500km for the distance from my city, Pietermaritzburg to JHB. So that would be 3,477km from Pietermaritzburg to Kisumu, Kenya.
Wow ~~ if this were a contest, 6Lucky & PatrickLondon would win for furthest and closest!
Patrick, you didn't get a nosebleed going that far east?
Where do you live, 6Lucky -- on the moon? ;D
When I look outside I sometimes feel like I am on the moon. The landscape is quite barren and some of the people who visit here are not from this world. I currently live near LAS (not a hooker or croupier) and was born near TNR (don't know the the lady who lived upstairs from K2's cafe).