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Leduc, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Leduc to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,265 miles [10,082.5 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 7,031 miles [11,315.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leduc ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Leduc.

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Blaine County

Our profile page for Leduc, Blaine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the South


Gasconade County

Our profile page for Leduc, Gasconade County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leduc ...

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.

Beverly   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North of Leduc   [Map]
Cooking Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hay Lakes   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hercules   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pipestone   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolly View   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Virginia Park   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   15 miles [24.1 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 that begins in Leduc. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leduc) 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 Leduc. 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 Leduc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leduc. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2648, Longitude: -113.5525     [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 Leduc 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 333.86 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.774 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.247 degrees.

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<7>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 Leduc, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Leduc.