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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Brazeau 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 community such as Brazeau to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Brazeau 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 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,359 miles [10,233.8 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 7,124 miles [11,465 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,225 miles [8,408.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brazeau ...

While the name Brazeau is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Missouri

Perry County

Our profile page for Brazeau, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,629 miles [2,621.6 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Brazeau. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brazeau) 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 Brazeau. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brazeau

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brazeau. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4758, Longitude: -116.0715     [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 Brazeau 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 335.894 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 337.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.062 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brazeau.



 
 
 

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