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Turin, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Turin 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 15 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 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,449 miles [10,378.7 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turin ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Turin.

While the name Turin is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Turin, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Coweta County

Our profile page for Turin, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the East Southeast

Iowa

Monona County

Our profile page for Turin, Monona County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the East Southeast

Kentucky

Owsley County

Our profile page for Turin, Owsley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Owsley County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Turin, Marquette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marquette County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Turin, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Turin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9667, Longitude: -112.5500     [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 Turin 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 333.001 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.52 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.135 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 Turin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turin.



 
 
 

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