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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Hondo to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 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 6,926 miles [11,146.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hondo ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Hondo.

While the name Hondo is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Hondo, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km] to the South Southeast

Texas

Medina County

Our profile page for Hondo, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the South 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 from Hondo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hondo) 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 Hondo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hondo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hondo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0667, Longitude: -114.0333     [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 Hondo 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 334.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.238 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hondo.