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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Saint Albert 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 city such as Saint Albert to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,767 miles [2,843.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Saint Albert to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 101 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Albert ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Saint Albert.

While the name Saint Albert is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Ontario

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Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the East

Quebec

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Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the East

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The official website for Saint Albert: www.stalbert.ca/

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 from Saint Albert. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Albert) 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 Saint Albert. 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 Saint Albert

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Albert. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6333, Longitude: -113.6333     [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 Saint Albert 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 333.927 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.88 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.235 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint Albert.



 
 
 

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