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Falun, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Falun to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,773 miles [2,853.4 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 70 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 6,289 miles [10,121.2 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 7,055 miles [11,353.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Falun ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Falun.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Falun, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the Southeast

Wisconsin

Burnett County

Our profile page for Falun, Burnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the East 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 Falun. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Falun) 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 Falun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Falun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9597, Longitude: -113.8249     [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 Falun 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 334.078 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.996 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.483 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Falun.



 
 
 

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