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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Breton to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Breton 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 most of two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 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 6,291 miles [10,124.4 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 7,057 miles [11,357.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Breton ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Breton.

While the name Breton is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kansas

Thomas County

Our profile page for Breton, Thomas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km] to the Southeast

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Breton, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the East Southeast

Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Breton, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the 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 that begins in Breton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Breton) 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 Breton. 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 Breton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1167, Longitude: -114.4833     [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 Breton 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 334.613 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.614 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.896 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Breton.



 
 
 

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