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Britannia, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Britannia to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,415 miles [10,323.9 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,254 miles [8,455.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Britannia ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Britannia.

While the name Britannia is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Britannia   [Map]
Distance: About 2,633 miles [4,237.4 km] to the East Northeast


Our profile page for Britannia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Britannia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0000, Longitude: -114.0833     [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 Britannia 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 334.257 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.04 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.972 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Britannia.