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Nampa, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Nampa to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 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 6,913 miles [11,125.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nampa ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Nampa.

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Canyon County

Our profile page for Nampa, Canyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the South


Pike County

Our profile page for Nampa, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the East Southeast

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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 Nampa. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nampa) 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 Nampa. 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 Nampa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nampa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.0333, Longitude: -117.1167     [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 Nampa 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 336.764 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.263 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.18 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nampa.