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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Cardiff to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,766 miles [2,842.1 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 69 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,233 miles [10,031 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 6,999 miles [11,263.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cardiff ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Cardiff.

While the name Cardiff is unique within Alberta, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km] to the Southeast

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Cardiff, San Diego County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in San Diego County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Colorado

Garfield County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Cardiff, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Clearwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Livingston County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the East Southeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the East Southeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Cardiff   [Map]
Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Waller County

Our profile page for Cardiff, Waller County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardiff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7833, Longitude: -113.6000     [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 Cardiff 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 333.901 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.863 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.185 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 Cardiff.



 
 
 

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