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Dunvegan, Alberta

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The location of Dunvegan

Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 261 miles [420 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dunvegan to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,180 miles [9,945.7 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 6,940 miles [11,168.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dunvegan ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Dunvegan.

While the name Dunvegan is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Dunvegan   [Map]

Distance: About 2,495 miles [4,015.3 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Dunvegan   [Map]

Distance: About 2,010 miles [3,234.8 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dunvegan ...

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.

Blueberry Mountain   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West of Dunvegan   [Map]

Bluesky   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gage   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Last Lake   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Poplar Ridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Scotswood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Spirit River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Teepee Creek   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Dunvegan) 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 Dunvegan. 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 Dunvegan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunvegan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9237, Longitude: -118.5991     [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 Dunvegan 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 337.983 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.625 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.23 degrees.

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