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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gleichen ...

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.

  • Chancellor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chancellor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
    • Chancellor lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gleichen
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  • Cluny
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cluny came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluny
    • Cluny lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Gleichen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cluny<3>
  • Crowfoot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowfoot came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowfoot
    • Crowfoot lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Gleichen
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  • Majorville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majorville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majorville
    • Majorville lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gleichen
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    • Nightingale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nightingale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nightingale
      • Nightingale lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Gleichen
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    • Queenstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenstown
      • Queenstown lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Gleichen
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    • Rockyford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockyford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
      • Rockyford lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Gleichen
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    • Standard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard
      • Standard lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Gleichen
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How Far From Gleichen 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 Gleichen to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gleichen and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Gleichen to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,404 miles [10,306.2 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 7,171 miles [11,540.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gleichen. 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 have 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gleichen) 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 Gleichen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gleichen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gleichen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8672, Longitude: -113.0516    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Gleichen 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 333.424 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.079 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.319 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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