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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Leedale 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 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,324 miles [10,177.5 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 7,090 miles [11,410.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leedale ...

While the name Leedale is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Leedale, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leedale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.5833, Longitude: -114.4833     [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 Leedale 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.607 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.985 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Leedale.