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Curious and Interesting Names Near Altorado ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bow Island
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bow Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bow Island <2>
  • Conquerville ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Conquerville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conquerville
    • Conquerville has also been known as:
    • Maleb
  • Foremost
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
  • Grassy Lake
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Juno
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
  • Legend ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Legend. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legend
  • Orion
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
  • Skiff
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skiff

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Altorado once stood, the straight-line distance<5> beginning in Altorado and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 295 miles [474.8 km]<5> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Altorado to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>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) is 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,225 miles [11,627.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,263 miles [8,470 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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 Altorado, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altorado) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altorado. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4695, Longitude: -111.4303    
<6>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.
<7>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 Altorado to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.094 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.439 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.494 degrees.









 

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