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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Barrhead.

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How Far From Barrhead to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Barrhead to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Barrhead to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Barrhead to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,226 miles [10,019.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,992 miles [11,252.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,093 miles [8,196.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barrhead ...

While the name Barrhead is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Ontario

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Distance: About 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km] to the East

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The official website for Barrhead: www.barrhead.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Barrhead. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barrhead) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barrhead. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barrhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrhead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1232, Longitude: -114.4020     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Barrhead to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.625 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.664 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barrhead.



 
 
 

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