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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Elk Point 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 town such as Elk Point to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Elk Point to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 1,658 miles [2,668.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 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 6,943 miles [11,173.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,015 miles [8,070.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Elk Point ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Elk Point.

While the name Elk Point is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Nevada

Douglas County

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Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the South Southwest

South Dakota

Union County

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Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9002, Longitude: -110.9005     [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 Elk Point 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 331.724 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.416 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.353 degrees.

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