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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chin ...

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.

  • Coaldale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Chin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coaldale<3>
  • Diamond City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
    • Diamond City lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Chin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
  • Enchant
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchant came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchant
    • Enchant lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Chin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchant
  • Iron Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
    • Iron Springs lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Chin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Springs
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    • Maybutt - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybutt
      • Maybutt was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Chin
    • Picture Butte
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picture Butte
      • Picture Butte lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Chin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picture Butte
    • Purple Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Springs
      • Purple Springs lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Chin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Springs
    • Raymond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Chin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Chin and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Chin to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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 15 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) is 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,228 miles [11,632.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,276 miles [8,490.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we have 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chin) 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 Chin. 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 Chin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7667, Longitude: -112.4500    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Chin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.915 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.405 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.101 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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