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Cochrane, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Cochrane to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about 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 1,802 miles [2,900 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 6,411 miles [10,317.5 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 7,177 miles [11,550.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cochrane ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Cochrane.

While the name Cochrane is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Pickens County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Southeast


San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Cochrane, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the South Southwest


Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the Southeast


Our profile page for Cochrane   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the East

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Polk County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Southwest

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Buffalo County

Our profile page for Cochrane, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 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 in Cochrane. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cochrane) 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 Cochrane. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cochrane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1893, Longitude: -114.4752     [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 Cochrane 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 334.577 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.421 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.20 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cochrane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cochrane.