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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Empress to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,336 miles [10,196.8 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 7,105 miles [11,434.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Empress ...

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

Georgia

Brooks County

Our profile page for Empress, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the 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 stretches from Empress. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Empress) 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 Empress. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Empress

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Empress. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9550, Longitude: -110.0079     [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 Empress 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 330.996 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.32 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.333 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Empress.