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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Spruce Grove to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,255 miles [10,066.4 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 7,021 miles [11,299.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spruce Grove ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Spruce Grove, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Spruce Grove: www.sprucegrove.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Spruce Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spruce Grove) 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 Spruce Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spruce Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spruce Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5333, Longitude: -113.9167     [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 Spruce Grove 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 334.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.131 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.443 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spruce Grove.



 
 
 

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