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Castle Junction, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Castle Junction 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 Castle Junction to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Castle Junction to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three 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 6,432 miles [10,351.3 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Castle Junction ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Rock Island County

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Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the East 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 that stretches from Castle Junction. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castle Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2691, Longitude: -115.9183     [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 Castle Junction 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 335.747 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 336.762 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.139 degrees.

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