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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 296 miles [476.4 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Twin Butte 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 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,518 miles [10,489.7 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,342 miles [8,597.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Butte ...

While the name Twin Butte is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Butte. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2667, Longitude: -113.8500     [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 Twin Butte 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 334.021 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.631 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.072 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Twin Butte.



 
 
 

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