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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Duhamel to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,737 miles [2,795.4 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 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 6,275 miles [10,098.6 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 7,042 miles [11,333 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Duhamel ...

While the name Duhamel is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duhamel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9167, Longitude: -112.9667     [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 Duhamel 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 333.385 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.207 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.918 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Duhamel.