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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Duffield to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,796 miles [2,890.4 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 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,263 miles [10,079.3 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 7,028 miles [11,310.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Duffield ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Duffield.

While the name Duffield is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Duffield, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the South Southeast

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Duffield, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the East Southeast

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Duffield, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the East Southeast

Pennsylvania

Franklin County

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Distance: About 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Scott County

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Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 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 that begins in Duffield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Duffield) 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 Duffield. 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 Duffield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duffield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5267, Longitude: -114.3456     [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 Duffield 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 334.504 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.523 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.733 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Duffield.