# Distance between Waimate North, New Zealand and the North Pole

13950 km = 8668 miles

During our calculation of the distance to the North Pole we make two assumptions:

1. We assume a spherical Earth as a close approximation of the true shape of the Earth (an oblate spheroid). The distance is calculated as great-circle or orthodromic distance on the surface of a sphere.
2. We calculate the distance between a point on the Earth’s surface and the North Pole as the length of the arc of the meridian passing through this point and the North Pole.

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## Waimate North, New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Waimate North’s coordinates: 35°19′00″ S, 173°52′59″ E
Population: 2,799
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Wikipedia article: Waimate North

## The North Pole

The North Pole is a point where imaginary Earth’s axis of rotation crosses the Earth's surface in the Northern Hemisphere.
The North Pole is the northernmost place on Earth. The North Pole latitude is 90° North. The North Pole longitude is undefined, because the North Pole is a point where all the meridians meet.
For the same reason the North Pole has no time zone.
For software and devices using GPS satellite navigation system 0° West may be used as conditional North Pole longitude.

The North Pole’s coordinates: 90°00′00″ N
Wikipedia article: the North Pole