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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Kipp to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Kipp to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 258 miles [415.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Kipp to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,293 miles [8,518.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kipp ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Kipp, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the 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 begins in Kipp. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kipp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kipp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8108, Longitude: -113.1173     [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 Kipp 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 333.45 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.021 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.523 degrees.

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