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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Cosmo to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,245 miles [10,050.4 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 7,010 miles [11,281.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cosmo ...

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Cosmo, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,317 miles [3,728.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Cosmo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cosmo) 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 Cosmo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cosmo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cosmo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9417, Longitude: -114.7951     [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 Cosmo 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 334.87 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.971 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.963 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cosmo.