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The location of Kovach









Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Kovach once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kovach and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Kovach to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 [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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kovach ...

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.

Anthracite (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest of Kovach   [Map]

Castle Mountain   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Dead Man's Flats   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Eisenhower Junction   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Georgetown (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ghost Lake   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Heritage Woods   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Jumping Pound   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Kovach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kovach) 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 Kovach. 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 Kovach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kovach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9333, Longitude: -115.1998     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Kovach to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.157 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.063 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.714 degrees.

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