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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Elkwater to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,623 miles [2,612 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,421 miles [10,333.6 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 7,189 miles [11,569.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Elkwater ...

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Randolph County

Our profile page for Elkwater, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East Southeast

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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 Elkwater. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elkwater) 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 Elkwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6596, Longitude: -110.2839     [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 Elkwater 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 331.189 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.421 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.734 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elkwater.