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Cynthia, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Cynthia to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,297 miles [10,134 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 7,062 miles [11,365.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cynthia ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Cynthia.

While the name Cynthia is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Cynthia, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the Southeast

Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Cynthia, Callaway County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Callaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Cynthia, Reynolds County
Although located in Reynolds County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Cynthia, Lee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Cynthia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cynthia) 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 Cynthia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cynthia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cynthia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2833, Longitude: -115.4167     [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 Cynthia 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 335.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 336.487 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.494 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cynthia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Cynthia.



 
 
 

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