Is Tampa or Dallas closer to houstion?

Dallas, TX is closer to Houston than Tampa, FL is.

Related Information:

Rough straight-line (great circle) mileage, city-center to city-center:

Houston -- Dallas . . . 225 miles

Houston -- Tampa . . . 800 miles

Tampa is 31/2 times as far from Houston as Dallas is.

Atlanta, Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Santa Fe NM, and Mexico City are

all closer to Houston than Tampa is. Cancun is almost exactly the same distance.