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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Tangent 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 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,174 miles [9,936.1 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 6,936 miles [11,162.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tangent ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Linn County

Our profile page for Tangent, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the South Southwest

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tangent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.8000, Longitude: -117.6833     [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 Tangent 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 337.23 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.77 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.615 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tangent.



 
 
 

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