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Withrow, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Withrow to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Withrow to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Withrow to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,343 miles [10,208.1 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 7,109 miles [11,440.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Withrow ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Withrow.

While the name Withrow is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kentucky

Nelson County

Our profile page for Withrow, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East Southeast

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Withrow, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the East Southeast

Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Withrow, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Withrow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4201, Longitude: -114.9900     [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 Withrow 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 335.015 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 336.016 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.349 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Withrow.



 
 
 

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