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Dakin, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Dakin to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,011 miles [8,064.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dakin ...

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Elko County

Our profile page for Dakin, Elko County

Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dakin ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West of Dakin   [Map]

Beaver Lake   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Blue Jay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Calling River   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grassland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Owl River   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Properity   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Spruce Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wandering River   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dakin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7992, Longitude: -112.5733     [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 Dakin 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 333.067 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.01 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.297 degrees.

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