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Alhambra, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Alhambra 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 most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,336 miles [10,196.8 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 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alhambra ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Alhambra.

While the name Alhambra is unique within Alberta, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Maricopa County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the South


Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the South


Madison County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the East Southeast


Robertson County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Alhambra, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the Southeast

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Washington County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the Southeast

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Grant County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Our profile page for Alhambra
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Amherst County

Our profile page for Alhambra, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the East Southeast

Nelson County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Alhambra ...

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.

Condor   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Alhambra   [Map]
Ferrier   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Leedale   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leslieville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lodge   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Mountain House   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alhambra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4217, Longitude: -114.6112     [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 Alhambra 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 334.709 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.668 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.097 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 Alhambra, 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alhambra could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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