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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Radway 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 1,741 miles [2,801.9 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 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,204 miles [9,984.4 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 6,971 miles [11,218.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Radway ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Radway, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km] to the Southeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Radway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Radway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0594, Longitude: -112.9453     [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 Radway 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 333.371 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.288 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.693 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 Radway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Radway.



 
 
 

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