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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Torrington to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 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 6,356 miles [10,229 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 7,123 miles [11,463.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Torrington ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Torrington.

While the name Torrington is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Torrington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the East

Wyoming

Goshen County

Our profile page for Torrington, Goshen County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Southeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torrington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.8000, Longitude: -113.6000     [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 Torrington 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 333.883 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.679 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.528 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Torrington.



 
 
 

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