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Is Reno or Los Angeles further west?

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Reno, Nev., is located further to the west than Los Angeles, Calif. Reno runs along the longitude of 119 degrees and 49 minutes west, while Los Angeles sits along a longitude of 118 degrees and 15 minutes west.

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Is Reno or Los Angeles further west?
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Reno, which is located in the northwest corner of Nevada, is further west than Los Angeles because California arcs inward to the east as it moves south. Reno is also further west than the coastal California cities of Santa Barbara and San Diego. The differences in longitude between the two cities are slight enough that they are both located in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. Los Angeles and Reno are about 389 miles apart.

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