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Debolt, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Debolt to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Debolt to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Debolt to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,214 miles [10,000.5 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 6,976 miles [11,226.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Debolt ...

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Douglas County

Our profile page for Debolt, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Debolt ...

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.

Crooked Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Debolt   [Map]
New Fish Creek   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Sexsmith   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Spirit River   -   46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sturgeon Heights   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tangent   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Teepee Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Debolt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2626, Longitude: -118.0981     [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 Debolt 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 337.572 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.117 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.994 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Debolt.