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Curious and Interesting Names Near Edwand ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Deerland
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerland
  • Goodfish Lake
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfish Lake
  • Hairy Hill
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Hollow Lake
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Lake
  • Saddle Lake
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Smoky Lake
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Sprucefield
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucefield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucefield
  • Star
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
  • Weasel Creek
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weasel Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weasel Creek

How Far From Edwand to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Edwand and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 64 miles [103 km]<3> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Edwand to Edmonton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,715 miles [2,760 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 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,038 miles [8,107.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edwand. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edwand) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edwand. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1439, Longitude: -112.2758    
<4>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.
<5>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 Edwand to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.83 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.685 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.226 degrees.









 

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