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Bergen, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Bergen to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,807 miles [2,908.1 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 6,381 miles [10,269.2 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 7,148 miles [11,503.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bergen ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bergen.

While the name Bergen is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Boone County

Our profile page for Bergen, Boone County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Boone County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Our profile page for Bergen   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the East


Jackson County

Our profile page for Bergen, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the East Southeast

New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Bergen, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the East

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New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Bergen, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the East

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North Dakota

McHenry County

Our profile page for Bergen, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Southeast

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Rock County

Our profile page for Bergen, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,358 miles [2,185.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bergen ...

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.

Dickson   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast of Bergen   [Map]
Dogpound   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eagle Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Markerville   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Olds   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]
Raven   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce View   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Water Valley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [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' distance beginning in Bergen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bergen) 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 Bergen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bergen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bergen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7081, Longitude: -114.6338     [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 Bergen 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 334.716 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.619 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.225 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Bergen 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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