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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 403 miles [648.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Assumption to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,004 miles [9,662.5 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 6,763 miles [10,884 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,941 miles [7,951.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Assumption ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Assumption.

While the name Assumption is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Assumption, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the East Southeast

Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Assumption, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the East Southeast

Nebraska

Adams County

Our profile page for Assumption, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the Southeast

Ohio

Fulton County

Our profile page for Assumption, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Assumption   [Map]
Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Assumption. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.6667, Longitude: -118.6000     [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 Assumption 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 337.952 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 339.781 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.727 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Assumption.