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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Scandia to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 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 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,420 miles [10,332 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 7,188 miles [11,568 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,238 miles [8,429.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scandia ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Scandia.

While the name Scandia is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kansas

Republic County

Our profile page for Scandia, Republic County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Southeast

Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Scandia, Carver County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Carver County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Washington County

Our profile page for Scandia, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the East Southeast

Pennsylvania

Warren County

Our profile page for Scandia, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Scandia, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scandia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2793, Longitude: -112.0468     [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 Scandia 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 332.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.096 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.762 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 Scandia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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