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Joffre, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Joffre 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 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 7,089 miles [11,408.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Joffre ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Joffre.

While the name Joffre is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Autauga County

Our profile page for Joffre, Autauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,913 miles [3,078.7 km] to the Southeast

New Mexico

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Joffre, Guadalupe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the South Southeast


Washington County

Our profile page for Joffre, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km] to the East Southeast


Our profile page for Joffre   [Map]
Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Joffre. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Joffre) 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 Joffre. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Joffre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joffre. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3333, Longitude: -113.5333     [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 Joffre 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 333.837 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.396 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Joffre.