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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Silver Valley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Silver Valley to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Silver Valley to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 114 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,175 miles [9,937.7 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver Valley ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Silver Valley.

While the name Silver Valley is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Silver Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the South Southwest

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Silver Valley, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,306 miles [3,711.1 km] to the East Southeast

Texas

Coleman County

Our profile page for Silver Valley, Coleman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,925 miles [3,098 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Silver Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silver Valley) 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 Silver Valley. 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 Silver Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1728, Longitude: -119.4162     [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 Silver Valley 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 338.656 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 340.398 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 324.758 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Silver Valley.



 
 
 

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