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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Akinsdale to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 101 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Akinsdale ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Akinsdale   [Map]
Bon Accord   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbondale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hazeldean   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Heights   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce Grove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Virginia Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akinsdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6273, Longitude: -113.5946     [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 Akinsdale 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 333.896 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.21 degrees.

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