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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Irma 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,665 miles [2,679.6 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 6,242 miles [10,045.5 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 7,010 miles [11,281.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Irma ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Irma.

While the name Irma is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Alabama

Elmore County

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

Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Irma, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the Southeast

California

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Irma, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the South Southwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

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Distance: About 2,264 miles [3,643.6 km] to the Southeast

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

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Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the Southeast

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

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Distance: About 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the Southeast

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

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Missouri

Taney County

Our profile page for Irma, Taney County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Lincoln County

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Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9167, Longitude: -111.2333     [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 Irma 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 331.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.629 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.769 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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