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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Roma 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 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,144 miles [9,887.8 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 6,906 miles [11,114.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,052 miles [8,130.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roma ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Roma.

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Roma, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the South

Texas

Starr County

Our profile page for Roma, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the South 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 starting in Roma. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2000, Longitude: -117.4167     [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 Roma 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 337.009 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.55 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.359 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Roma.