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Brocket, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Brocket to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,325 miles [8,569.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brocket ...

While the name Brocket is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Brocket, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brocket ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West of Brocket   [Map]
Frank   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillspring   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maycroft   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain View   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pincher Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pincher Station   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Stand Off   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodhouse   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [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 that begins in Brocket. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brocket) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brocket. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brocket

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brocket. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5500, Longitude: -113.7667     [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 Brocket 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 333.963 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.588 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.979 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brocket.


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