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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Richdale to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,329 miles [10,185.5 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 7,097 miles [11,421.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richdale ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Richdale, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 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 Richdale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6167, Longitude: -111.6000     [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 Richdale 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 332.274 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.834 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.248 degrees.

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