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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Rife to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 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 6,161 miles [9,915.2 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 6,929 miles [11,151.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,003 miles [8,051.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rife ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Rife, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East 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 starting from Rife. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rife) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rife. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1814, Longitude: -111.0275     [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 Rife 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 331.825 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.555 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.381 degrees.

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