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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bergen to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Bergen to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,382 miles [10,270.8 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 7,148 miles [11,503.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bergen ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bergen.

While the name Bergen is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Boone County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Boone County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Manitoba

Our profile page for Bergen   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the East

Minnesota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bergen, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the East Southeast

New Jersey

Hudson County

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Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the East

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New York

Genesee County

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Distance: About 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the East

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North Dakota

McHenry County

Our profile page for Bergen, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Rock County

Our profile page for Bergen, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km] to the East Southeast

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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' distance from Bergen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bergen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bergen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7000, Longitude: -114.6333     [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 Bergen 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 334.715 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.618 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.226 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bergen.



 
 
 

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