Distance between Rockford, Illinois, USA and the South Pole

14724 km = 9149 miles

During our calculation of the distance to the South 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 South Pole as the length of the arc of the meridian passing through this point and the South Pole.


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Rockford, USA

Country: USA
State: Illinois
Rockford’s coordinates: 42°16′16″ N, 89°05′38″ W
Population: 152,871
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Wikipedia article: Rockford

The South Pole

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

The South Pole’s coordinates: 90°00′00″ S
Wikipedia article: the South Pole