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Iron River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Iron River to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,987 miles [8,025.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Iron River ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Iron River.

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Iron County

Our profile page for Iron River, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km] to the East Southeast


Bayfield County

Our profile page for Iron River, Bayfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron River ...

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.

Beaver River   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East of Iron River   [Map]
Big Meadow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Flat Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gurneyville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Hoselaw   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Medley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pelican Narrows   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Snug Cove   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Iron River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iron River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Iron River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4436, Longitude: -110.9119     [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 Iron River 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 331.73 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.473 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.249 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Iron River.


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