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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pakowki 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 Pakowki 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 Pakowki once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Pakowki and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Pakowki to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,447 miles [10,375.4 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 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pakowki ...

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.

Bow Island   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest of Pakowki   [Map]

Conquerville (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Elkwater   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Foremost   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Legend (Historic)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Orion   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Seven Persons   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Sevenpersons   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [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 Pakowki, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pakowki) 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 Pakowki. 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 Pakowki

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pakowki. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4656, Longitude: -110.9468     [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 Pakowki 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 331.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.999 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.187 degrees.

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