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Horburg, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Horburg 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 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,349 miles [10,217.7 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 7,114 miles [11,448.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Horburg ...

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

Condor   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East of Horburg   [Map]

Ferrier   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Half Moon Bay   -   46 miles [74 km] to the East   [Map]

Leedale   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Leslieville   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Lodge   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Lodgepole   -   47 miles [75.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Markerville   -   47 miles [75.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Raven   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rocky Mountain House   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Spruce View   -   47 miles [75.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunbreaker Cove   -   46 miles [74 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Horburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4167, Longitude: -115.2833     [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 Horburg 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 335.253 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.286 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.545 degrees.

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