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Curious and Interesting Names Near Noral ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Amber Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Amber Valley lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Noral
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  • Beaver Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Beaver Lake lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Noral
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  • Blue Jay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Jay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Blue Jay lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Noral
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  • Grassland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Grassland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Noral
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    • Owl River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Owl River lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Noral
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    • Properity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Properity lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Noral
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    • Spruce Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Spruce Valley lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Noral
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    • Tweedie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tweedie came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Tweedie lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Noral
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How Far From Noral 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 community such as Noral to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Noral and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Noral to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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) is 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,924 miles [11,143.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,013 miles [8,067.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Noral. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Noral) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Noral. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.6536, Longitude: -112.3633    
<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.
<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 Noral to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.899 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.807 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.184 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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